11/05/2013 12:59 pm ET

Oliver Stone: Snowden's Story Belongs on the Silver Screen

Three-time Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Oliver Stone tells Democracy Now! that he thinks Edward Snowden's story belongs on the silver screen.

"I think it would be a terrific subject," Stone says. "Snowden's been very smart and done the best he can under most difficult circumstances."

Stone appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which took place 50 years ago on November 22 and was chronicled in his blockbuster, "JFK."

A commemorative edition of the film comes out next week. Most recently, Stone has produced the 10-part Showtime series, "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States," and co-authored a companion book with the same name with Peter Kuznick, professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University.

Amy Goodman asks Stone: Why does understanding the assassination of John F. Kennedy matter 50 years later? Listen to his answer at minute 25:20 in the interview and join the conversation on the Democracy Now! Facebook page.