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Enemies of the State

2020 Official Selection: Features

US Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 103 MINUTES | English |


Documentary, Thriller

From the outside, the DeHart’s were an All-American family. Parents Paul and Leann were U.S. Military members, and son Matt was obsessed with computers from an early age. As a military family, they moved around during Matt’s adolescence, and Matt really grew up online. When Matt’s work with the hacker collective Anonymous rouses the suspicions of the U.S. government, the family is drawn into a bizarre web of secrets and espionage.

The latest documentary thriller from Tribeca alum director Sonia Kennebeck (National Bird) investigates the stranger-than-fiction story of the DeHarts as Matt becomes a target of the FBI, and Paul and Leann don’t know where to turn or who to trust as they begin to believe they’re at the center of a government conspiracy. Following their tireless work to keep their son out of prison, Enemies of the State is a wild ride of unexpected plot twists and bizarre discoveries. With a razor sharp intuition for the truth, Kennebeck’s remarkable film is an artistic and cinematic documentary that blurs the line between reality and paranoia. — Jason Gutierrez

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Directed by Sonia Kennebeck

Sonia Kennebeck is a documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist with 15 years of experience. National Bird, her first feature-length film, received a 2018 Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary and the Ridenhour Documentary Prize. In 2016, Foreign Policy recognized her as one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

Sonia Kennebeck
Ines Hofmann Kanna, Sonia Kennebeck
Torsten Lapp
Maxine Goedicke
Insa Rudolph
Executive Producer
Errol Morris
Associate Producer
Maren Poitras