The Newburgh Sting
Showings
Bijou by the BayThu, Jul 31 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Mark and Karen Lundmark
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Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2014
Runtime:80 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kate Davis
David Heilbroner
Produced by:David Heilbroner
Screenwriter:David Heilbroner
Cinematography:Kate Davis
Editing By:Kate Davis
David Heilbroner
Description
If you like outrageously unbelievable true stories, documented by seemingly irrefutable footage, this movie will blow your mind. In 2009, a Pakistani FBI informant posing as a rich business man secretly recorded hours of incriminating conversations in his BMW and Mercedes with four black Muslim men from poverty-stricken Newburgh, as he helped coerce them into bombing synagogues and a National Guard Air Base by promising a big payday. Using shocking FBI surveillance footage, directors David Heilbroner and Kate Davis carefully reconstruct the evidence that points increasingly to a government set-up, mounting a strong counter-argument against the media’s portrayal of the men as cold, calculating terrorists. A stunning exposé on the lengths the American government will go in the name of the “War on Terror,” “The Newburgh Sting” is an impassioned look at a perceived miscarriage of justice.
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