A timely exploration of one of today’s most divisive and pressing issues – the threat posed by homegrown Islamic extremism and the challenges of detecting and countering it. Directed by Emmy® award-winner Greg Barker (HBO’s Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden), Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma is a gripping, insider’s account of the homegrown terrorist threat in America, told from the perspectives of those who helped construct America’s counter-terrorism machine – as well as those who are its targets.
Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma is inspired by the nonfiction book “United States of Jihad:” by Peter Bergen, who also wrote “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden – from 9/11 to Abbottabad,” which was the basis for Barker’s Manhunt. Bergen is a print and television journalist who conducted Osama Bin Laden’s first TV interview in 1997, in which he declared war against the United States.
A former war correspondent, director Greg Barker’s previous films include HBO’s Manhunt, which won a 2013 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, as well as Koran by Heart and the Emmy® nominated Sergio.
Airs Monday, February 8th at 9:00pm on HBO