(T)ERROR

A 62-year-old Black Panther turned counter-terrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation performs a covert terrorism sting.

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Series
Independent Lens
Premiere Date
February 22, 2016
Length
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2016 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Outstanding Investigative Documentary
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    2015 Sundance Film Festival-U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Break Out First Feature
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    2015 Cinema Eye Honors-Spotlight Award
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    2015 International Documentary Association (IDA)-ABC News VideoSource Award
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    2015 International Documentary Association (IDA)-Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award
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    2015 Independent Spirit Awards-Best Documentary
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    2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival-Grand Jury Prize
  • Producer/Director

    Lyric Cabral

    Lyric Cabral is a New York-based filmmaker and photojournalist who has received artist grants from BBC Storyville, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Sundance Institute, the Independent Television Service, NYSCA, the International Documentary Association, and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. (T)ERROR, her first feature length documentary, Show more co-directed with David Felix Sutcliffe, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for Break Out First Feature. Cabral, along with co-director Sutcliffe, was honored by the International Documentary Association with the 2015 Emerging Filmmaker Award. (T)ERROR was also a recipient of the 2013 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, awarded by the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. In 2013, Cabral was named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Her photography has been published through Aperture Foundation, National Geographic Channel UK, the Nation, and the Village Voice, and exhibited with "Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument.” Show less

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    Producer/Director

    David Felix Sutcliffe

    David Sutcliffe is a Sundance Award-winning documentary filmmaker. In 2013, he was included in Filmmaker Magazine's annual list of "25 New Faces of Independent Film." His first film, Adama (PBS), is an hour-long documentary that explores the story of a 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem who was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of being a Show more “potential suicide bomber.” (T)ERROR, co-directed with acclaimed photojournalist Lyric R. Cabral, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize for Break Out First Feature. Along with co-director Cabral, Sutcliffe was honored by the International Documentary Association with the 2015 Emerging Filmmaker Award. In 2014, he was selected as a fellow for the Sundance Institute's Edit and Story Lab, as well as their Creative Producing Lab. His work as a filmmaker has been funded by the BBC, the NEA, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Sundance Institute, and the Independent Television Service. Show less

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    The gripping story of a 62-year-old Black Panther turned counter-terrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This unprecedented documentary goes deep inside the world of an active terror sting, without FBI consent, pursuing twists and turns fit for an espionage thriller.

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