Director: Greg Barker Cinematographer: Frank Peter Lehmann Editor: Joe Bini
Producer: Greg Barker, John Battsek, Julie Goldman
Country: USA, United Kingdom
Runtime: 01 hr : 30 min : 00 sec
A real-life ZERO DARK THIRTY, this documentary tells the behind-the-scenes intelligence war that eventually led to the assassination of the highest target terrorist of our time.
MANHUNT is an espionage tale from inside the CIA's long conflict against Al Qaeda, as revealed by the remarkable women and men whose secret war against Osama bin Laden started nearly a decade before most of us even knew his name.
Greg Barkerís latest film MANHUNT, a riveting tale of espionage and the moral choices of war, as revealed for the first time by the insiders who led the CIAís secret war against Al Qaeda and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013, in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
Described by The New York Times as "a filmmaker of artistic and political consequence," Barkerís previous award-winning films for HBO include KORAN BY HEART and SERGIO, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award and described by LA Times critic Kenneth Turan as "a documentary of exceptional power." A former war correspondent-turned filmmaker, Barker spent most of his adult life overseas before recently returning to his native California. Heís worked in over 60 countries across six continents, and made numerous international films for the flagship PBS series Frontline, including the acclaimed GHOSTS OF RWANDA, seven years in the making, which established his reputation for crafting riveting, character driven stories about the complex world we live in.†
Barkerís future projects include a narrative feature for HBO Films,† A ROPE AND PRAYER, based on the book by New York Times correspondent David Rhode and his wife Kristen Mulvihill, about Rhodeís seven-month captivity in the tribal areas of Pakistan, a feature-film version of SERGIO, and REVOLUTION,†a feature documentary about the promise and perils of revolutions in the internet age. †