• Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe
  • United States
  • 2015, 84 min
Editing: Laura Minnear, Jean-Philippe Boucicaut
Sound: Frisly Soberanis
Music: Robert Miller
Producer, Co-producer: Christopher St. John, Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe
Color: Colour
Language: English
Saeed “Shariff” Torres, a former Black Panther member, is now working for the FBI. His task is to discover signs of terrorism in American Muslim communities. This reportage captures the dimension of paranoia that exists in the USA’s security police in the best tradition of the American investigative reporting style. The director reveals undemocratic principles underpinning the functioning of American democracy.The attempt to uncover a crime before it occurs becomes an exercise in chasing phantoms, leads to a distortion of facts, and spreads feelings of fear amongst often innocent people.

“Do you think your present right now is in any way related to your past?” “Well, I don't have a past, I don't even wanna make bring it back up. I really don't.”

Lyric R. Cabral is a New York photographer. The film (T)ERROR is her debut work. David Felix Sutcliffe who co-directed the documentary lives in Philadelphia. His previous work includes the film Adama (2011), covering the story of a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl accused of being a ‘potential suicide bomber’. (T)ERROR received a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

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The Film Collaborative / Jeffrey Winter / 3405 Cazador Street / Los Angeles / California /   90065 / jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org / www.thefilmcollaborative.org /
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Opus Bonum, First Lights
Premiere Type: Central European Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
Simultaneous interpreting: cz
27.10.2015 22:00
29.10.2015 22:30


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