Laura Poitras is a filmmaker, journalist, and artist. Her film Citizenfour, the third part in a trilogy about post-9/11 America, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Her most recent film, Risk, is a character study of Julian Assange. Her reporting on the Snowden disclosures shared in the joint Guardian-Washington Post win for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Her first solo museum exhibition, Astro Noise, was presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016. She is a co-creator of Field of Vision, a visual journalism project that commissions and supports short-form and feature films about urgent global issues. She is currently suing the U.S. government to learn why she was placed on a terrorist watchlist in 2006.
Sheila Nevins is an executive producer and the former President of HBO Documentary Films, where she was responsible for overseeing more than 1500 documentaries for HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax and HBO Family. As an executive producer or producer, Nevins has received 32 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 35 News and Documentary Emmys® and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 26 Academy Awards®. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling humor book You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales.