Through an absorbing, insider look at the case of the "Newburgh Four," The Newburgh Sting reveals the FBI’s role in targeting Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and luring believers into committing acts of terrorism. David Heilbroner & Kate Davis’ (Southern Comfort) shocking and galvanizing exposé dissects the story of the four men arrested in 2009 for a plan to bomb Jewish centers in the Bronx. Led by a suspicious Pakistani businessman with questionable motives, the film exposes how these men—over the course of a year—went from being small-time criminals in poverty-stricken Newburgh to high-level national security threats. With incredible footage gathered from hidden cameras, directors Heilbroner and Davis investigate just what homegrown terrorism means.
Length: 80 minutes
Director: David Heilbroner and Kate Davis
Screenwriter: David Heilbroner
Producer: David Heilbroner
Editor: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
Cinematographer: Kate Davis
Executive Producer: David Heilbroner and Kate Davis
David Heilbroner is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who produced the Emmy-winning, Jockey (directed by Kate Davis), and wrote and co-directed, alongside Kate Davis again, the Peabody-winning, Stonewall Uprising, among other titles. He also worked as a Manhattan prosecutor, a criminal justice professor at John J. College,authored two highly regarded books on criminal justice issues, and has spent years studying terrorism. Kate Davis’ Southern Comfort (2001 Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winner) won over 25 awards and continues to be screened as a seminal work aimed towards overcoming transphobia.