National Security

Film Featured at Aspen Security Forum Wins Emmy for Outstanding Documentary

September 26, 2013  • John P. Hogan

American director and producer Greg Barker once again demonstrated his dedication to documentary filmmaking by securing a prestigious Emmy Award for his latest film “MANHUNT,” the story of the CIA’s decade-long search for Osama bin Laden. “MANHUNT” won the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. Barker drew inspiration from Aspen Homeland Security Group member Peter Bergen’s book, “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad.” The film thrilled audiences with the opinions and raw emotions of the men and women who were closely involved in the hunt for America’s most wanted enemy.

The Aspen Homeland Security Program invited Barker and Bergen to discuss the award-winning film in a panel moderated by CBS News’ Dan Raviv at the 2013 Aspen Security Forum. Take a look behind the scenes and watch Barker and Bergen discuss the creative process behind “MANHUNT” and the importance of informative long-form coverage to the US public.