A Social Cinema Screening with the Brennan Center for Justice

A real-life thriller, (T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during a live FBI counter-terrorism sting operation of a suspected jihadist. With unprecedented access to an active informant – Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a 63 year old former Black Panther – viewers get an unfettered glimpse of the government's counter-terrorism tactics and the murky justifications behind them. (T)ERROR illuminates the fragile relationships between individual and surveillance state in modern America, and asks – who is watching the watchers?

Join New America NYC and the Brennan Center for Justice for a screening of (T)ERROR and a conversation with the film's director and leading surveillance and counter-terrorism experts on just how far we're willing to go to prevent terror – and the liberties we're sacrificing to get there.


Beth Dembitzer
Curator, Social Cinema@New America


David Felix Sutcliffe
Co-director, (T)ERROR

Faisal Hashmi
Former member, Muslim Justice Initiative

Ali Karim
Director of Security, Masjid At Taqwa

Mike German
Fellow, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice