LARB Radio Hour: Laura Poitras on "Risk," Her New Film About Julian Assange; Plus, Russell Banks's America

May 4, 2017

Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras joins Kate, Eric, and Medaya to discuss her new film, Risk, the product of filming Julian Assange and the Wikileaks team over the past seven years. The film is a companion piece to Poitras's Academy Award winning Citizen Four, about Edward Snowden. Both films place Poitras at the epicenter of two of the most significant politcal phenomena of our digital age, and in both instances, she has crafted brilliant films. Also, Abdellah Taia returns to recommend Russell Banks's novel from the 1980's, Continental Drift.