In the fourteen years following September 11th, 2001, approximately 500 suspects have been arrested for terrorist activity within the United States with somewhere around 60% of the arrests predicated upon the use of FBI informants. A new documentary, “(T)error,” directed by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe, follows an actual FBI informant as he takes part in an active FBI case in progress, all without informing his FBI superiors about the filmmakers following him. The first trailer for the film has arrived online (via Indiewire) and is a great first look at the stark and chilling documentary.
We caught the Eugene Jarecki-executive produced film at Hot Docs where we gave it an A-grade review, comparing it to the similarly revealing and shocking “Citizenfour” and ultimately calling the film “a gripping parallel investigation of illegitimate counter-terrorist stratagems that not only considers the moral consequences of informing, and the wider troubling landscape around it, but does so from a deeply intimate and remarkable perspective.”
“(T)error” opens in limited release on October 7. Watch the evocative trailer below.