Manufacturing the Threat

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, May 26 4:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Amy Miller


Shining a light into the murky world of police infiltration, incitement and agent provocateurs, Manufacturing the Threat shows how Canada’s policing and national security agencies, granted additional powers after 9/11, routinely break laws with little to no accountability or oversight.

For the first time ever, this in-depth documentary examines the issue of agent provocateurs and entrapment in Canada’s national security apparatus. Manufacturing the Threat is a thrilling and emotional film, which examines a deeply disturbing episode in Canadian history when an impoverished couple was coerced by undercover law enforcement agents into carrying out a terrorist bombing.


Join us for an illuminating post-screening discussion featuring director Amy Miller (Tomorrow’s Power, No Land. No Food. No Life. and Myths for Profit) and other special guests.

Panel guests include:

  • Amy Miller, an award-winning director, producer and writer

  • Azeezah Kanji, a legal academic and journalist, whose work focuses on anti-colonial and anti-racist perspectives on international law, constitutional law and the "war on terror"

  • Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist and member of Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick

  • John Kingman Phillips, a barrister and member of the Law Societies of Alberta, Ontario and Nunavut

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