“The Veil” is an incredibly powerful song by Peter Gabriel that was written specifically for the Oliver Stone film Snowden. While both director and subject are known to be polarizing figures, Gabriel has never backed down from a cause in which he firmly believes and stated that he was happy to be a part of the film.
As we become so visible in the digital world and leave an endless trail of data behind us, exactly who has our data and what they do with it becomes increasingly important. Snowden’s revelations shocked the world and made it very clear why we need to have some way to look over those who look over us. With increasing terrorist attacks, security is critical, but not without any accountability or oversight. I was very happy to learn Oliver Stone had decided to make a film about Edward Snowden and believe this is a powerful and inspiring film