Citizenfour Director Sues US Government

Filmmaker Laura Poitras, who directed the documentary Citizenfour about NSA leaker Edward Snowden, filed a suit against the federal government on Monday seeking records documenting the dozens of times she was allegedly questioned and searched while traveling. The Oscar-winning director claims she questioned and sometimes subjected to hours-long security screenings every time she returned to the U.S. between 2006 and 2012 while working on a documentary. Poitras said she filed Freedom of Information Act requests naming or relating to her, but agencies have said they have no records, denied or ignored her appeals. Filed on her behalf by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the suit names the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.