by Lyric R. Cabral and David Sutcliffe
Thursday, Sept 24, 7pm – Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, Dineen Hall
(83 min, USA, 2014)
Closed-captioned in English
Shot over the course of two years and with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, (T)error is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the perspective of “Shariff,” a 63-year-old Black revolutionary turned informant, viewers get an unfettered glimpse of the government’s counterterrorism tactics and the murky justifications behind them. Taut, stark and controversial, (T)error illuminates the fragile relationships between individual and surveillance state in modern America, and asks who is watching the watchers? Winner of the Special Jury Award for Break Out First Feature at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Introduction and Panel Discussion with co-directors Lyric R. Cabral and David Sutcliffe and William C. Banks (Interim Dean, Professor of Law, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism), Nathan A. Sales (Associate Professor of Law) and William Snyder, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.
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