A real-life thriller,(T)ERRORis 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.
Curator, Social Cinema@New America
Participants:David Felix Sutcliffe
Former member, Muslim Justice Initiative
Director of Security, Masjid At Taqwa
Fellow, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice