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Directed by Lyric C. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe

United States 2015 84 mins.

Saeed “Shariff” Torres is a 63-year-old former Black Panther-turned-counterterrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (T)ERROR interweaves Shariff’s fascinating journey with a penetrating look at the government’s broader counterterrorism campaign, offering a face-to-face exploration of the issues of domestic surveillance, racial profiling, entrapment, freedom of speech, and freedom of religious expression. Taut, stark, and controversial, it illuminates the fragile relationships between individuals and the state in modern America and asks, “Who is watching the watchers?” Special Jury Award US Documentary, Sundance Film Festival and Grand Jury Prize, Full Frame Film Festival.



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