Signpost Film Productions > Interviewees

A who’s who of the people interviewed in the documentary. In order of appearance:


Robert Tibbo

Hong Kong-based human rights lawyer; in June 2013 he helped Edward Snowden during his stay in that city.


Michael Hayden

Retired general of the US Air Force. Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) from 1999-2005; ordered by president George W. Bush, he was responsible for implementing new collection programs inside the US, two of which would later become known as Section 215 and Upstream. Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence from 2005-2006. Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 2006-2009. Currently principal at the Chertoff Group.


Lori Stroud

From 2009 to April 2014 Mission Technical Lead in the Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) team providing intelligence support to the NSA’s Cryptologic Center in Hawaii. She was Edward Snowden’s referral into his role at BAH from April to May 2013.


Falk Garbsch

Spokesman at the Chaos Communication Congress of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Leipzig, December 2017.


Barton Gellman

From 1988-2010 journalist at The Washington Post, for which in 2013 and 2014 he reported about the documents and files he received from Snowden. Author of Angler, a book about the vice-presidency of Dick Cheney, and of Dark Mirror, an upcoming book about Edward Snowden. Currently senior fellow at the Century Foundation and national correspondent for The Washington Post.


Robert Anderson, Jr.

Former Special Agent at the FBI. Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI from 2012-2015, during which period he oversaw the investigation of the Snowden-leaks. Currently managing director at Navigant.


Wensley Clarkson

British investigative journalist and book author specialized in true-crime stories. He conducted an investigation into Snowden’s family situation and his time in Geneva.


Michael B. Kelley

American investigative journalist, who closely covered the Snowden revelations for Business Insider. Currently Editor at Yahoo Finance, New York City.


Edward Lucas

British author of several books, including the e-book The Snowden Operation. Consultant for European and transatlantic security. Senior vice-president at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He is editor at The Economist and columnist at The Times.


Sean Gallagher

Former US Navy officer. Currently IT and national security editor at Ars Technica; as such he wrote a range of articles about the Snowden revelations, including background studies.


Steven Bay

Former linguist and analyst at the US Air Force. From 2007-2016 cyber intelligence analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) at NSA, including manager of a BAH team of 13-15 people providing intelligence support to the NSA’s Cryptologic Center in Hawaii from 2011-2013. He was Snowden’s direct superior from April to May 2013. Currently he is Director of Threat Intelligence at Security On-Demand (SOD).


James Clapper

Retired Lieutenant General of the US Air Force. Director of the National Geospational-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2001-2006. Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) from 2007-2010. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) from 2010-2017. He initiated a steady declassification of government documents related to the Snowden revelations. Currently associated with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and regular spokesman at CNN about national security related topics. He released his book Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence on 1 June 2018.


Ben Wizner

American lawyer who works at the intersection of civil liberties and national security. Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law. Principal legal advisor to Edward Snowden since July 2013.


Alan Rusbridger

British journalist, until 2015 editor-in-chief of The Guardian, in which capacity he was responsible for the paper’s reportings based upon the Snowden documents. Currently Chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.


Sir David Omand

Former British civil servant. From 1996-1997 Director of the British Signals Intelligence agency GCHQ. Currently a visiting professor at King’s College London and a vice-president of the Royal United Services Institute.


Sergei Boeke

Researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University in the Netherlands. He published about the concept of mass surveillance in relationship to the NSA programs revealed through the Snowden documents.


Timothy Edgar

From 2001-2006 national security counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). From 2006-2009, the first deputy for civil liberties for the Director of National Intelligence. From 2009-2013 the first director of privacy and civil liberties for the White House national security staff. Author of the book Beyond Snowden. Currently Senior Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute.


Mark Zaid

American attorney, specialized in national security, who often represents former or current federal employees, intelligence officers and whistleblowers. In 2014 he defended US State Department whistleblower John Napier Tye. Executive Director of the James Madison Project. Adjunct Professor John Hopkins University. Co-founder of the NGO Whistleblower Aid.