"Manhunt" examines the real search for Osama bin Laden, America’s public enemy number one, who was killed by Navy SEALs in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The raid was such a watershed moment that Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigeolow fictionalized the story in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty."
But according to the filmmakers, the real hunt for bin Laden took two decades and began with a team of mostly female CIA analysts, known in intelligence circles as the Sisterhood. These women were trying to take down bin Laden before most of us even knew his name.
Piecing together scraps of intelligence, they uncovered a secret terrorist organization, Al Qaeda, and warned Washington of this new impending threat. Their warnings were repeatedly ignored…until the 9/11 attacks, when all the rules changed.
The documentary unfolds like a thriller with Barker having unfettered access to the inner circle of a clandestine war on terror as he creates a riveting tale of espionage and the moral choices of war.
The New York Times has described Barker as “a filmmaker of artistic and political consequence.” A former war-correspondent-turned filmmaker, he has worked in more than 50 countries across six continents. His previous films include "Sergio," winner of the Documentary Editing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, as well as "Koran By Heart" and "Ghosts of Rwanda."
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"Manhunt" English and Arabic with English subtitles, 2013, 100 minutes, color, U.S.A./United Kingdom, U.S. Documentary
Director: Greg Barker
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Producers: John Battsek, Julie Goldman, Nancy Abraham
Cinematographer: Frank Peter Lehmann
Editor: Joe Bini
Composer: Philip Sheppard