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Hong Kong: 'Snowden the movie' now showing

China, Hong Kong
July 2, 2013 at 10:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong: 'Snowden the movie' now showing

A group of amateur filmmakers in Hong Kong have already beaten Hollywood to the punch with a short thriller dramatizing the events that unfolded in the city last month regarding US surveillance information leaker Edward Snowden. Edwin Lee and three co-directors shot the five-minute film "Verax" over a period of four days, and it has already garnered more than 71,000 views on Youtube.

Snowden arrived in Hong Kong, a special administrative region under the control of the People's Republic of China, on May 20 after leaving his job with contracting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii. The title of Lee's film comes from the code name Snowden used when communicating with journalists. "Verax" means "truth-teller" in Latin.

The 30-year-old Snowden is thought to be somewhere in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after arriving on a flight from Hong Kong on June 23. His US passport has been revoked and he does not possess a Russian visa, making travel out of the transit zone difficult.

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Hong Kong: 'Snowden the movie' now showing

A group of amateur filmmakers in Hong Kong have already beaten Hollywood to the punch with a short thriller dramatizing the events that unfolded in the city last month regarding US surveillance information leaker Edward Snowden. Edwin Lee and three co-directors shot the five-minute film "Verax" over a period of four days, and it has already garnered more than 71,000 views on Youtube.

Snowden arrived in Hong Kong, a special administrative region under the control of the People's Republic of China, on May 20 after leaving his job with contracting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii. The title of Lee's film comes from the code name Snowden used when communicating with journalists. "Verax" means "truth-teller" in Latin.

The 30-year-old Snowden is thought to be somewhere in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after arriving on a flight from Hong Kong on June 23. His US passport has been revoked and he does not possess a Russian visa, making travel out of the transit zone difficult.

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