Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival
Saturday, February 20th – 2:00 PM
(Doors Open at 1:00 PM)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood
7101 Hamilton Ave., PGH, 15208
Q&A with Directors Lyric Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe
Admission: $6.00 ALL SEATS!!
Seating is Limited! First Come! First Served!
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A FILM BY: LYRIC R. CABRAL & DAVID FELIX SUTCLIFFE
Year: 2015 Country: USA
Length: 84 minutes Genre: Feature Length Documentary
Official Website: http://terrordocumentary.org/
Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/135316423
“The 14 best movies we saw at Sundance” – Esquire
“Thriller-style show of cat and mouse” – Slant Magazine
2015 Sundance Film Festival – Special Jury Award for Breakout First Feature
2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize
2015 Tribeca Film Festival
SYNOPSIS (Courtesy of http://terrordocumentary.org/)
Saeed “Shariff” Torres, a counterterrorism informant for more than two decades, takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow his covert efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist – without informing his superiors. As surprising revelations emerge, not only about Torres’ past, but also about the increasingly murky ethical grounds of his present mission, (T)ERROR explores just how far we are going to prevent terror and exactly what liberties we are sacrificing to get there.
(T)ERROR is a film about connections. A local Muslim man from the Pittsburgh area is targeted by Torres and the FBI in the film. Filmmaker Lyric Cabral was a former neighbor of Torres and has known him for more than a decade. Torres, a former Black revolutionary turned FBI informant, has been employed by the FBI for more than two decades stands to make hundreds of thousands of dollars for this mission alone.
Meet the Filmmakers
Filmmakers Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe will be in attendance at the screening and lead the Q&A and discussion immediately following the film. To find out about the entire cast and crew, visit: http://terrordocumentary.org/the-team
To learn more about the role of paid informants in the FBI’s campaign to combat domestic terrorism and how these same tactics are being employed against students in Black Lives Matter, visit: http://terrordocumentary.org/the-issue
(T)ERROR is a co-presentation of Masjid Al-Mu´min and Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. To learn more about Masjid Al-Mu´min, GO HERE: http://www.masjidalmumin.org/