Director Oliver Stone says Canadians should take a lesson from his new film “Snowden,”about National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden and know they’re not immune to the privacy issues raised in the film.
During an interview at the Toronto International Film Fesitval where the movie premiered, Stone said if anything, it’s getting worse. He says since 2013, U-S President Barak Obama has put together the most intensive surveillance state in the world.
He adds, Canada is part of the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance with Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the U-S which regularly share information.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Snowden, who leaked classified information exposing the U-S National Security Agency’s global surveillance programs and now lives under asylum in Moscow.