2013 Garrett Scott Grant
Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant
Now in its seventh year, the 2013 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant has been awarded to Lyric R. Cabral for (T)ERROR and to Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara for In Country. Grant administrators will join the recipients in presenting short excerpts from their works-in-progress, which will be shown prior to the screening of 2011 grant recipient Lotfy Nathan’s film, 12 O’Clock Boys.
Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe (Co-director)
(T)ERROR is the first film to document an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Featuring unprecedented real-time access to an informant and the suspect that he has been assigned to monitor, the film captures the dramatic aftermath that occurs when the target of the investigation realizes he is being set-up by the FBI. Interweaving this story with a penetrating look at the government’s broader counterterrorism campaign, the film aims to demystify the nature of America’s terrorist threat, and to illuminate the political and ethical complexities of our country’s quest to protect the homeland.
Mike Attie, Meghan O’Hara
In Country centers on a “platoon” of dedicated Vietnam War reenactors and blurs the boundaries of reality and fantasy to tell a story about men searching for healing and camaraderie by reliving these dark days of America’s history. Following several participants, the film emphasizes the struggle of these individuals, within both this invented world and their actual lives. It would be easy to make light of their hobby, but the motivations that draw them to this controversial activity are diverse and unexpected. Many of the group’s members are veterans of campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam, and each wrestles with his own relationship to war.
Mike Attie, Meghan O'Hara, Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe (Co-director)