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In the movie Citizenfour the interviewer asks a weird question to Edward Snowden, right in the middle of their interview:

Sorry, I don't know your name.

They are making a documentary on him and they don't know his name? Is there some joke behind it? Why does he say that?

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    -So I don't know who you are or anything about you. -Ok. I work for Booz Allen Hamilton, defense contractor. I am sort of on loan to NSA, I don't talk to Booz Allen boss, I don't get tasking from Booz Allen, it's all from NSA. -So, I don't know your name. -Oh, sorry, my name is Edward Snowden, I go by Ed. Edward Joseph Snowden is the full name. (spelling) S. N. O. W. D. E. N.. -And where are you from? -I'm originally... I was born in North Carolina, small town, Elizabeth City. – user7812 Jan 16 '16 at 13:46
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He seems to asking Snowden to go back to first principles, to tell the camera about himself as a person. He then follows it up with a series of questions about his family and upbringing.

I've added some bracketing to [hopefully] make things clearer

Q: So [pretend that] I don't know who you are or anything about you.

Snowden: Okay. Um... I work for Booz Allen Hamilton, a defense contractor, I'm sort of on loan to NSA. I don't talk to a Booz Allen boss, I don't get tasking from Booz Allen, it's all from NSA.

Q: Sorry, I don't [even] know your name [yet]

Snowden: Oh, sorry! I, uh... my name is Edward Snowden.

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