IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS is an exploration of the American “War on Terror” 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, a film about Guantanamo, a study of the members of the Special Projects team – men and women accused of torture.
One of their victims, Mohamedou Slahi, was freed from Guantanamo in 2016. In 2017 Journalist John Goetz starts his search for Slahi’s torturers – a 3-year journey across America.
As the journey continues, members of the Special Projects team agree to appear on camera, and a remarkable revelation occurs. It seems Slahi is no longer the victim: he has learned to reconcile himself with his past. It is the Americans who are lost. Stuck in the past, suffering from nervous illness, it is America that now seems the victim of the shadowy side of the War on Terror.
Directors: John Goetz & Ben Hopkins
Written By: John Goetz & Ben Hopkins
DOP: Jörg Gruber, Volker Tittel
Editor: Klaus Eichler
Producer: Olaf Jacobs