Rita Katz is a brilliant lone wolf in a profession dominated by men. Director of SITE (Search for International Terrorist Entities), who formerly worked undercover, she is no stranger to controversy. She is credited with uncovering key information about Al Qaeda and ISIS, but detractors say Katz is eager to find terrorist plots where none exist.
Katz’s crusade comes at a time when terrorist violence and anti-Muslim sentiments are on the rise. The zeal with which she hunts terrorists matches the fear sparked by news coverage showing people gunned down at malls and bombed at concerts.
THE TERRORIST HUNTER explores Rita Katz’s career and exposes how fear and terror play out in our society.
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