Through the Lens: The Newburgh Sting

Aug 4, 2014

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.