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  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs
  • 2013
  • Greg Barker
  • 15

Summary

Documentary exploring CIA investigations into Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda terrorist network. The film tells the story of a group of all-female analysts who recognised a potential threat to the US years before the September 11 attacks but struggled to convince their superiors of the danger, and examines how the agency's role has changed in the last decade

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Review

The majority of us knew very little about Osama Bin Laden before 9/11. However, more than five years before the deadly attack that catapulted him into the public’s consciousness, an all-female group of CIA intelligence analysts known as “The Sisterhood” was tirelessly tracing the man they believed posed a substantial threat to American security.

This compelling, Emmy-winning film chronicles the two decade-long hunt for Bin Laden from the perspective of these remarkable women. In frank and often poignant testimonies, they describe how they meticulously unpicked the al-Qaeda network, persevering through the death of colleagues and their overwhelming guilt in the wake of 9/11. We also hear from high-ranking CIA agents and Peter Bergen who, in 1997, conducted the first ever television interview with Bin Laden.

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DirectorGreg Barker

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Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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