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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through the Lens: The Newburgh Sting

A still from the film THE NEWBURGH STING shows the "Newburgh Four" talking to F.B.I. informant Shahed Hussain (center).

In 2009, four men from a poor New York town were arrested for trying to bomb a pair of synagogues. In the months leading up to their apprehension, the men were befriended by Shahed Hussain, an F.B.I. informant. The attorneys for the "Newburgh Four" thought they had a clear-cut case of entrapment, but the men received lengthy prison sentences.  A new film dissects their story and sheds light on the F.B.I.'s pattern of targeting Muslims in depressed communities and luring them into committing terrorist acts. Filmmaker David Heilbroner joins us Monday to discuss his film. It's called The Newburgh Sting.

On Tuesday, August 3, the RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are screening The Newburgh Sting at the City Library in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. It's part of our Through the Lens film series. Doug Fabrizio will host a Q&A with director David Heilbroner following the screening. The event is free and open to the public. DETAILS

David Heilbroner co-created The Newburgh Sting with filmmaker Kate Davis. Heilbroner and Davis also produced and directed the award-winning films Jockey and Stonewall Uprising.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.