Artist and college professor Steve Kurtz was preparing for a MASS MoCA exhibition that lets audiences test whether food has been genetically modified when, days before the opening, his wife tragically died of heart failure. Distraught, Kurtz called 911, but when medics arrived, they became suspicious of his art supplies and called the FBI. Dozens of agents in haz-mat suits sifted through his home and impounded his computers, books, cat, and even his wife's body. The government held Kurtz as a suspected terrorist, and, nearly three years later, the charges have not been dropped. He still faces up to 20 years in prison.
Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Writer: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Producer: Melina Jampolis
Cast: Peter Coyote, Josh Kornbluth, Steve Kurtz, Thomas Jay Ryan and Tilda Swinton
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