From the acclaimed director of "Leaving Neverland," the story of the Liberty City Seven and the biggest alleged Al Qaeda plot since 9/11, told for the first time as a documentary feature.
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This feature-length FRONTLINE film from Dan Reed explores the case of the Liberty City Seven, a group of Black men from Miami accused of planning an Al Qaeda plot to blow up U.S. buildings, including the Sears Tower in Chicago. ¬¬
Their trial marked the federal government’s first major post-9/11 counterterrorism sting within the U.S. Yet the accused men had no weapons and had never communicated with anyone from Al Qaeda.
Through interviews with former Department of Justice officials and FBI agents, counterterrorism experts, attorneys, journalists, family members and several of the Liberty City Seven themselves, “In the Shadow of 9/11” offers a window into how law enforcement confronted the terror threat at home in the wake of 9/11 and the ramifications of a desperate search to hunt down the “enemy within.”
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