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Entrapped (Razan Ghalayini | USA | 12 min.)
VIMEO STAFF PICK - In 2007, five men were arrested and accused of plotting to attack the Fort Dix military base near Trenton, New Jersey. Among them were the brothers Dritan, Shain and Eljvir Duka. Their case involved highly paid government informants with criminal histories, one of whom worked over the course of roughly 18 months to attempt to implicate them in a plot. Though none of the Duka brothers would ever plan any putative plot, they were ultimately all sentenced to life in prison. They remain incarcerated today.
This film by Razan Ghalayini, which includes raw surveillance footage and other video documentation that was used against the Duka brothers in court, shows the impact of the case on the Duka family.
Razan Ghalayini is a documentary filmmaker and producer based in Brooklyn. Her last film, We Are The Giant, premiered at Sundance in 2014.