MANHUNT tells the remarkable story of the search for the world’s most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

For more than two decades, he was the target of intense scrutiny, with an entire unit at the CIA dedicated to tracking his every move and trying to determine what violence he might perpetrate. When 9/11 confirmed bin Laden’s intentions, these same analysts and operatives were now blamed for failing to prevent the attack, although they had spent years warning about the possibility of an attack.

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.



Director/Producer: Greg Barker
Producers: John Battsek, Julie Goldman
Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins, Peter Bergen
Senior Producer: Nancy Abraham
Co-Producers: Diane Becker, Claudia Rizzi
Cinematographers: Frank-Peter Lehmann, Erich Roland
Joe Bini
Music By: Philip Sheppard

Sundance Film Festival: 2013 Premiere
Emmy Awards Winner: 2013 Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Emmy Awards Nominee: 2013 Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA: 2014 Best Sound Editing – Long Form Documentary in Television Nominee