Producer/Director David Felix Sutcliffe and produer Su Kim’s documentary, Adama, about a 16 year-old East Harlem teen suspected of connections to terrorism, premiered on public television networks last month. For those of you who missed it, there is only 1 day left to catch it online thanks to ITVS and WORLD Compass.
Here’s the full story on Adama:
On March 24th, 2005, Adama Bah, a 16-year-old Muslim girl, awoke at dawn to discover nearly a dozen armed government agents inside her family’s apartment in East Harlem. She was arrested and taken to a maximum-security juvenile detention center in Pennsylvania. An FBI document leaked to the press mysteriously identified Adama as a “potential” suicide bomber and an “imminent threat to the security of the United States.” After six weeks of public protest and media scrutiny, Adama was released with an ankle bracelet and a deportation order, but no terrorist charges. Still traumatized by the experience of her detention, Adama must drop out of high school and support her four younger siblings when her father is deported to Guinea, Africa. Using intimate verité footage, Adama captures the extreme pressures bearing down on this young Muslim girl and her desperate efforts to keep her family from unraveling.
Check out the trailer below, and then watch the film in its entirety HERE, before its online run expires.