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"VERAX": Hong Kong Makes First Snowden Movie - VIDEO

"VERAX": Hong Kong Makes First Snowden Movie - VIDEO

JUN 30, 2013 | 07:59 PM ET

We all knew an Edward Snowden movie was coming; we just didn’t know it would be this soon. Four Hong Kong filmmakers posted a five-minute film about Snowden’s mission to expose the U.S. government’s mass surveillance program — clearly they didn’t waste any time (is this story even close to being over yet?).

While Snowden’s saga is still in progress, the amateur filmmakers wanted to strike while the iron was hot. “To be the first one to really do anything about it … it was quite invigorating,” cinematographer and editor Edwin Lee told AFP.

The short film — called Verax, which means “truth-teller” in Latin and was the codename Snowden used when communicating with journalists — uses amateur actors and was shot at a clip (filming lasted just four days), but hey, they were here first! Check it out for yourself below:



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the Edward Snowden

story is just beginning, but where is the Bradley Manning film.


the Bradley Manning story isn't over yet, either--continuing secret trial, and most likely, life in prison. Bradley Manning is a hero of the highest order.

Edward Snowden was brilliant in NOT going through "proper channels" in order to blow the whistle on 'Skynet'--I mean NSA. Even though his fate is very much up in the air, I'm optimistic that he's going to fare quite well--unless he is assassinated by "car accident", compliments of the CIA.

"VERAX" The Movie - BOOM!!

"VERAX" The Movie - BOOM!!