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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

(T)ERROR

TFF 2015 Directed by David Felix Sutcliffe and Lyric R. Cabral
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE (T)ERROR [TFF 2015]
Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, (T)ERROR follows a 63-year-old FBI informant from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh on an assignment to befriend a suspected Taliban sympathizer. Yet first-time filmmaking team Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe soon conducts an investigation of its own. Without notifying their subject or the FBI, they interview the suspect and set the statements of the watched against the opinions of the watchers, until that inevitable moment when the Feds decide how to act on their information. A rare inside look at FBI undercover tactics in progress, (T)ERROR offers a thought-provoking analysis of the FBI as crime stoppers rather than investigators in post-9/11 America. Cabral and Sutcliffe create an impressive and courageous documentary that underlines the troubling results of an all-anti-terror mandate: a reliance on past offenders for access and new agents, a growing tendency to equate suspicion with guilt, a scandal-driven press, and methods that stretch the definition of entrapment. Intense and intricately crafted, (T)ERRORr explores just how far we are going to prevent terror and exactly what liberties we are sacrificing to get there.

—Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Interests
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)
Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, (T)ERROR follows a 63-year-old FBI informant from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh on an assignment to befriend a suspected Taliban sympathizer. Yet first-time filmmaking team Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe soon conducts an investigation of its own. Without notifying their subject or the FBI, they interview the suspect and set the statements of the watched against the opinions of the watchers, until that inevitable moment when the Feds decide how to act on their information. A rare inside look at FBI undercover tactics in progress, (T)ERROR offers a thought-provoking analysis of the FBI as crime stoppers rather than investigators in post-9/11 America. Cabral and Sutcliffe create an impressive and courageous documentary that underlines the troubling results of an all-anti-terror mandate: a reliance on past offenders for access and new agents, a growing tendency to equate suspicion with guilt, a scandal-driven press, and methods that stretch the definition of entrapment. Intense and intricately crafted, (T)ERRORr explores just how far we are going to prevent terror and exactly what liberties we are sacrificing to get there.

—Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Film Information
Year: 2015
Length: 84 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: New York
Cast & Credits
Director: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe
Producer: Christopher St. John
Editor: Laura Minnear, Jean-Philippe Boucicaut
Cinematographer: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe
Executive Producer: Eugene Jarecki
Composer: Robert Miller
Co-Producer: Shirel Kozak
Contacts

Print Source
David Felix Sutcliffe
Stories Seldom Seen
Bronx, 10451
Phone: 301 830 2686
davidfelixsutcliffe@gmail.com

US Sales Contact
Tristen Tuckfield
Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424 288 2000
tristen.tuckfield@caa.com

International Sales Contact
Annie Roney
Ro*co Films
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: 415 332 6471 ext.200
annie@rocofilms.com

Press Contact
Susan Norget
Susan Norget Film Promotion
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 431 0090
susan@norget.com

Special Note

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About the Director(s)
David Felix Sutcliffe is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores issues of national security post-9/11. Lyric R. Cabral is a documentary filmmaker and a photojournalist. Both have been named Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film." (T)ERROR is their first feature together.

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