Preview Screening: Complicit + Q&A
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Niall MacCormick, writer Guy Hibbert and producers Kevin Toolis and Jolyon Symonds.
Edward (David Oyelowo) is an MI5 officer convinced that home-grown terror suspect Waleed (Arsher Ali) is plotting an atrocity on British soil. His investigations lead him to Egypt, where he finds himself entering into an uncomfortable alliance with the local security services who are prepared to secure the proof he needs by whatever means necessary.
Confronted by the key moral dilemma of our time, the MI5 officer Edward is forced into choosing between two morally devastating outcomes. Complicit explores the moral compromises surrounding the use of torture in fighting the ‘War on Terror’ and offers a penetrating insight into the dangerous world of counter- terrorism.
Commissioned by Channel 4, Complicit is written by Guy Hibbert (Blood and Oil, Five Minutes of Heaven, Omagh), directed by Niall McCormick (The Long Walk To Finchley) and produced by Jolyon Symonds (Mrs Mandela) and Kevin Toolis (Cult of the Suicide Bomber).