"THE TERRORIST HUNTER" follows controversial spy Rita Katz, lauded by some for her work fighting terrorism, criticized by others who say she creates terrorist plots where none exist. The film weaves Rita’s tale within the context of the multibillion dollar counterterrorism industry, exposing how fear and terror play out in our society.
The documentary is produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting, and is a Glassbreaker Films production in association with Fathom Film Group.
CIR is the oldest investigative journalism nonprofit in America, nationally respected for setting the highest journalistic standards and for its signature approach to investigative reporting and collaboration. CIR's work has been recognized for its excellence, groundbreaking creativity and impact. Recent awards include: Emmy awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, a Webby award, a Military Reporters and Editors Award, a Barlett & Steele Gold Award for investigative business journalism, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University awards, a George Polk Award, IRE Awards for multiplatform journalism and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. We were a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and 2013 and a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.