WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levit directs Edward Snowden in new short film

The online privacy advocate answers questions about how democracy and technology intersect on the Internet

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu in 2015 [AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File]

Before his starring turn as the exiled hacker comes to cinemas, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has released a new short film starring Edward Snowden. Are you there, Democracy? It’s me, the Internet is a short animated question-and-answer session with the former American intelligence analyst, who infamously revealed the extent to which the NSA had been keeping tabs on US citizens’ private correspondence.

Snowden weighs in on a number of questions about the usefulness of technology, ultimately believing that it can be a force for good – despite any abuses of privacy we might have to endure. Take a look at the short below:

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