Manhunt

2013 USA / Duration: 102 mins Directed by: Greg Barker

Osama Bin Laden became Public Enemy Number One after the diabolical attacks of 9/11 but as Manhunt thoughtfully explains, American intelligence was deeply concerned about him for more than a decade. Filmmaker Greg Barker returns to Mountainfilm (Sergio 2009 and Koran by Heart 2011) with his latest documentary that looks at how CIA analysts were aware of the dangers that Bin Laden posed. This film questions why the CIA’s clarion calls about Bin Laden and Al Qaeda went largely unheeded — until the day Bin Laden launched a multi-pronged attack on the USA. The answers are a painful mix of ignorance and incompetence, hubris and sexism.

Mountainfilm in Telluride Official Selection 2013

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