With directors Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe in person
Dirs. Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe. 2015, 83 mins. Digital projection. The first film to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, Sundance Jury Prize-winner (T)error introduces us to Saeed “Shariff” Torres, a prickly, conflicted 63-year-old Black revolutionary turned government informant. Unbeknownst to his superiors, Saeed grants the filmmakers access to his communications with a suspected Jihadist, whose actions begin to seem less suspicious the more Saeed is pressured to proceed. A tautly constructed, real-life thriller that takes a truly shocking turn, (T)error offers a grim view of the modern surveillance state and breaks new ground in terms of both access and reportorial disclosure. Nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award.
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