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SNOWDEN (2016) ****
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(focus on WikiLeaks and Whistle blowing)

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Contains 24 movie quotes & 54 Academic Words (AWL*).

The controversial Hollywood film director, Oliver Stone takes on his version of one of the most controversial figures of the early 21st century.   His window into Edward Snowden’s life is structured around a 2013 encounter and interview Snowden gave at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong, in 2013 on the eve of his disappearance to Moscow.   Present at this meeting were Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker, along with Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill of the Guardian.    During the course of this narrative, Snowden flashes back to the pivotal moments of his life that drove him to copy and leak classified government information.   Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage. Rated R (134 min.) mike laib 2017.

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3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
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