‘Citizenfour’ cinematographer Katy Scoggin on the role of documentary filmmaking in tackling complex issues

Nikki Motson catches up with filmmaker Katy Scoggin at the 2019 Berlinale Talents to discuss projects old and new.

Photo by Nikki Motson

Filmmaker Katy Scoggin is a member of the 2019 Berlinale Talents, a program for 250 emerging filmmakers from around the world. Scoggin is best known as a co-producer and cinematographer on the Edward Snowden documentary, “Citizenfour”.

We caught up with Scoggin to talk about her experience making a film about Edward Snowden and global mass surveillance. We also asked her about her new project, “Flood,” a film about how to understand those closest to us, even when polarized beliefs threaten to destroy relationships.

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