"Manufacturing the Threat" investigates the investigaters

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      A 2013 investigation into Omar (John) Nuttall and Ana (Amanda) Korody found the Surrey couple arrested on terrorism charges. They were freed in 2016, after an appeal found they had been entrapped—explicitly pushed into the plot to bomb BC’s Victoria Day celebrations by undercover officers. Director Amy Miller examines the shadowy world of police surveillance and infiltration, connecting the operation against Korody and Nuttall to wider monitoring of environmental, Indigenous and racial justice groups.

      Yes, the action movie-esque tropes that blanket the introduction are a bit cheesy. But, if you look past them, you’ll find a gripping narrative grappling with real questions about power, control, and what counts as a threat to national security.

      The documentary premiered at DOXA 2023, and drew crowds at screenings around the country. It's now getting a local cinematic run. Check out the trailer below. 

      Manufacturing the Threat

      When: October 15 to 20, various times

      Where: VIFF Centre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

      Admission: From $10