The U.S. government isn't exactly known for its speed and efficiency. Unless of course they're prosecuting someone accused of leaking classified documents. Then it's all hands on deck to make sure they're punished and silenced. Sonia Kennebeck has focused much of her career on telling the stories of these whistleblowers and couriers. Her most recent effort (National Bird) was nominated for an Emmy, and she'll have two more out this year. (United States vs. Reality Winner will premiere at SXSW.)
Debuting at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, Enemies of the State tells the story of Matt DeHart, a former intelligence analyst for the Air National Guard. In his free time, he became obsessed with so-called hacktivism. While monitoring a private cloud server, he claims he came across classified documents regarding an FBI investigation into the CIA. This sparked a massive investigation into his hard drives and internet history, and eventually DeHart fled the country. The film includes several shocking allegations of conspiracy within the FBI, including working with local authorities to drum up bogus charges. While it's unlikely the film will have clear evidence of this, it should make for an intense watch.
Executive produced by Errol Morris, Enemies of the State will open in limited release this summer.