Directors Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to support the theatrical release of their 2015 award-winning feature documentary “(T)ERROR ),” the first film to document on camera a covert counterterrorism sting as it unfolds, via the perspective of a 63-year-old Black revolutionary turned FBI informant.
As the filmmaker’s state: “Although ‘(T)ERROR’ is completed, and has screened at festivals around the world – including the Tribeca Film Festival, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and the Hot Docs International Film Festival – the future of the film is now in jeopardy. Because of the unprecedented nature of our reporting, ‘(T)ERROR’ faces serious legal expenses and insurance costs, which will prevent us from releasing the film. We have big plans for ‘(T)ERROR’: if we make our funding goal, we will be able to launch a national theatrical release of the film in October 2015. Your contribution will directly support our existing legal expenses, as well as the costs of an insurance policy, which will protect us and our partners from any legal repercussions throughout the film’s release.”
Their goal is to raise $60,000 in the next 30 days, with roughly 10% of that figure already in the pot.
The film made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it won a Special Jury Prize for Break Out First Feature. It also was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
To learn more about the campaign, first watch the pitch video below, which includes a trailer for the film, and then visit the project’s Kickstarter campaign page to make a contribution.