5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018

details

Crime / Female Filmmaker

18+ Licensed Screening
93 Minutes

credits

Directors
Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe

Executive Producers
Eugene Jarecki, Nick Fraser

Producer
Christopher St. John

Cinematographers
Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe

Music
Robert Miller

Editing
Laura Minnear, Jean-Philippe Boucicaut

Website
terrordocumentary.org

Facebook
www.facebook.com/TERRORDocumentary

Twitter
@TERRORDoc

community

awards

Winner Grand Jury Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2015
Winner Special Jury Prize Breakout First Feature, Sundance Film Festival 2015
 

(T)error

USA, 2015
Archives 2015
Terror

description

(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. An informant for more than two decades, Saeed “Shariff” Torres, takes on a job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow his covert efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist – without informing his superiors. Through the perspective of 63 year-old Torres, viewers get a glimpse into the government’s counterterrorism tactics. As surprising revelations emerge – not only about Torres’ past, but also about the increasingly murky ethical grounds of his present mission – (T)ERROR explores how far the FBI goes to prevent terror and the liberties being sacrificing to get there.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

Sundance Film Festival 2015
HotDocs 2015
Tribeca Film Festival 2015
Fantasia International Film Festival 2015

DIRECTORS BIO:

Lyric R. Cabral is a New York-based filmmaker and photojournalist who documents stories seldom seen in mainstream media. Cabral recently completed (T)ERROR, her first feature length documentary, co-directed with David Felix Sutcliffe, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for Break Out First Feature. Cabral, along with co-director Sutcliffe, was honored by the Tribeca Film Institute with the 2013 Creative Promise Award.

David Felix Sutcliffe is an independent documentary filmmaker whose work explores issues of national security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. His 2011 film, Adama, was broadcast on PBS, and featured the story of a 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem who was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of being a “potential suicide bomber.” His follow-up film, (T)ERROR, co-directed with acclaimed photojournalist Lyric R. Cabral, marks the first time that filmmakers have had access to an active FBI informant in a domestic counterterrorism investigation.

press for (T)error

"Great journalism and great filmmaking."
- SIGHT AND SOUND MAGAZINE
"Thriller-style show of cat and mouse"
- SLANT MAGAZINE