Greg Barker is director of MANHUNT, a riveting tale of espionage and the moral choices of war, as revealed for the first time by the insiders who led the CIA’s secret war against Al Qaeda and the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
MANHUNT will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013, in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
Described by The New York Times as "a filmmaker of artistic and political consequence," Barker’s previous award-winning films for HBO include KORAN BY HEART and SERGIO, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award and described by LA Times critic Kenneth Turan as "a documentary of exceptional power." A former war correspondent-turned filmmaker, Barker spent most of his adult life overseas before recently returning to his native California. He’s worked in over 60 countries across six continents, and made a string of international films for the flagship PBS series Frontline, including Ghosts of Rwanda, seven years in the making, which established his reputation for crafting riveting, character driven stories about the complex world we live in.
He has an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and served on the jury for the 2010 Sundance Festival.
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