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Report: German, Danish public broadcasters readying Snowden documentary

Edward Snowden. (Handout photo)
Edward Snowden. (Handout photo)

Two European public broadcasters are working together to produce an extended documentary focused on former National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The documentary, tentatively titled “Snowden’s Great Escape,” features two new interviews with the whistleblower that have not been previously broadcast. News of the documentary was first reported by RealScreen.com.

The 80-minute program is being co-produced by German broadcaster NDR and Danish network DR and focuses mostly on Snowden’s exile from the United States to Hong Kong and ultimately to Russia, where the whistleblower has lived under temporary political asylum for more than a year.

RealScreen reports the documentary will include additional interviews with former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, former NSA director Michael Hayden, Bolivian president Evo Morales, reporter Ewan MacAskill and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The documentary is set to premiere in 2015.

RealScreen: Public broadcasters producing Edward Snowden documentary

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