Russia Today Launches Doc Screenings Series With Edward Snowden Film

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"Terminal F/Chasing Edward Snowden" is to be screened in Moscow on April 13, a day before its Russian TV premiere.

The pro-Kremlin English-language Russian network Russia Today (RT) is launching a series of documentary screenings in Moscow with a premiere of a new Edward Snowden film.

On April 13, a screening of Terminal F/Chasing Edward Snowden, directed by Poul-Erik Heilbuth and John Goetz, is to inaugurate the documentary club RTDOC, a series of screenings to be held at Moscow's various venues, RT said on its website.

The documentary follows the NSA leaker's journey from the United States to Hong Kong and then to terminal F at Moscow's international airport Sheremetyevo, back in 2013.

The story is told by Snowden himself, Sarah Harrison, of WikiLeaks Legal Defense, who smuggled Snowden out of Hong Kong, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The documentary is to have its Russian premiere on Russia Today Documentary on April 14.

Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia in 2013 and a three-year residence permit a year later. He has resided in the country ever since.

Since Snowden made the headlines, he has become the subject of several films. Laura Poitras' Citizenfour won the 2015 Academy Award for best documentary feature, and Oliver Stone's Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on Christmas Day this year.

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