HBO PREMIERES “MANHUNT: THE SEARCH FOR BIN LADEN”
HBO Latin America will air the exclusive HBO documentary, Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden, on September 11th in the Caribbean.
Manhunt features testimony and recollections, many shared for the first time, from the CIA officers who labored to destroy bin Laden’s terrorist organization and eventually kill the man himself. This real-life spy thriller includes behind-the-scenes accounts from actual analysts, targeters and operatives, who testify to the disagreements, frustrations, tragedies and triumphs that marked this fascinating and painful chapter in American history.
The first part of Manhunt chronicles the frustration of many in the CIA who first targeted bin Laden in the early 1990s and felt their intelligence was falling on deaf ears. The film draws on the recollections of a group of female analysts known as The Sisterhood, the first officers to pinpoint intelligence that proved not only the existence of al-Qaeda, but evidence that Osama bin Laden was its leader.
The second half of the documentary continues to follow the analysts while introducing on-the-ground operatives who were empowered to turn intelligence into plans of action. Central to those plans was the return of operative Marty Martin, a former senior CIA case officer in the Middle East, who became the day-to-day manager commanding the CIA’s worldwide operations against al-Qaeda and the search for bin Laden.
Manhunt was produced and directed by Greg Barker, based on the book by Peter Bergen, who also executive produced along with Sheila Nevins; senior produced by Nancy Abraham and produced by John Battsek and Julie Goldman.