Manufacturing the Threat

A poor couple, manipulated by undercover agents, is coerced into committing a terrorist attack in Canada. This documentary reveals police infiltration and incitement practices, exposing unchecked surveillance post‑9/11.


Manufacturing the Threat is a feature-length documentary examining a deeply troubling episode in Canada's history, when a poor couple was coerced by undercover law enforcement agents into committing a terrorist bombing. Additionally, viewers learn that this case is far from unique in the context of Canadian intelligence. Shedding light on the murky world of police infiltration, entrapment, and provocateurs, "Producing the Threat" shows how Canada's police services and national security agencies, empowered with additional powers post-9/11, routinely flout laws with little to no accountability or oversight.

Theme(s): , Human Rights, Politics, Sociology


Director | , Amy Miller
Year | , 2023
Country | , Canada, Québec
Duration | 75 minutes
Original language | , English
Subtitles | , French
Image | Sylvestre Guidi
Sound | Chris Léon
Music | Benoît Groulx
Editing | Boban Chaldovich



Amy Miller


With over 15 years of acclaimed documentary filmmaking experience, Amy Miller has extensive expertise in documentary production with Wide Open Productions and Intuitive Pictures, including Fire of Love (Oscar-nominated), Shalom Putti (Radio-Canada), and The Nature of Things (CBC). Amy Miller is a dedicated producer with vast experience in Canadian and North American production, bringing her expertise in shooting in diverse and remote locations, as well as her sensitivity to social and environmental issues, to projects.



8 July 2024 at 21h10

Parc des Faubourgs 

The film will be followed by a discussion with the director Amy Miller. and Alexandre Popovic, the author of the book Manufacturing the Threat that inspired the film.