November 20 - 26, 2015
USA | 2015 | 93 minutes | David Felix Sutcliffe, Lyric R. Cabral
SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
This stunning and infuriating indictment of the war on terror is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, following an informant on a mission to befriend a suspected jihadist.
Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a 63-year-old former revolutionary, has been a counterterrorism informant for more than two decades, and takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI. Without informing his superiors, he allows a documentary crew to follow him. As surprising questions emerge about Torres’ past and the increasingly murky ethical grounds of his present mission, it is revealed just how far our country is willing to go to prevent terror and exactly what liberties we are sacrificing to get there.
"A fascinating piece of work that approaches Citizenfor in its deconstruction of governmental failure and the systems underneath the war on terror that are not only failing to keep us safe but impacting the entire world political scene." – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
“A farce and a political drama rolled into one...an astonishing, real-life satire about the surveillance state. You won’t know whether to laugh or cry." – Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
|Director:||David Felix Sutcliffe, Lyric R. Cabral|
|Running Time:||93 minutes|