Laura Poitras, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker who recorded the first meetings between Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald, is suing the government over their “Kafkaesque harassment” of her at the U.S. border.

“I’m filing this lawsuit because the government uses the U.S. border to bypass the rule of law,” Poitras said in a statement. “This simply should not be tolerated in a democracy.”

Poitras, who says she was detained and questioned at the border over 50 times within a six-year period, is demanding that the government release their documents pertaining to these detainments.

“We have a right to know how this system works and why we are targeted," she said.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a prominent privacy advocacy group, is representing Poitras in her suit. In their release, they enumerate some of the offenses Poitras has suffered throughout her travels:

During these detentions, she was told by airport security agents that she had a criminal record (even though she does not), that her name appeared on a national security threat database, and, on one occasion, that she was on the U.S. government’s No Fly List. She’s had her laptop, camera, mobile phone, and reporter notebooks seized and their contents copied, and was once threatened with handcuffing for taking notes during her detention after border agents said her pen could be used as a weapon. The searches were conducted without a warrant and often without explanation, and no charges have ever been brought against Poitras.

Poitras, 51, won an Oscar for her Snowden documentary Citizenfour earlier this year.