The Man Who Hacked Al Qaeda

Documentary film

We live in an era of digital surveillance. Intelligence services are developing spying programs that can trace virtually every person on the planet. Still, many spies continue pursuing criminals and terrorists all over the world. Why is it so?

Journalist Johan von Mirbach makes a very daring experiment to prove that people are still more competent and efficient than any software. In order to prove his point, Johan traces down double agent Morten Storm with whom he meets in the UK. Morten worked simultaneously in the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the CIA.

With Morten’s assistance the film provides a daring answer to the following question: How agents manage to penetrate the psyche of individuals in order to earn their trust?




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