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TIFF20 Review – ‘Enemies Of The State’

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For our final film at Toronto International Film Festival 2020, we decided to check out the world premiere of Sonia Kennebeck’s documentary, ‘Enemies of the State‘. TIFF20 has had a couple of standout documentaries this year, such as Inconvenient Indian, which felt urgent and should be mandatory viewing. Kennebeck’s film however, watches like a film-version of Netflix’s ‘Tiger King‘, meaning it’s a wild ride from start to finish. The subject seems like something that’s made up by some overexcited conspiracy-theorist, but the evidence provided doesn’t leave much to your imagination. It tells the the real-life story of an American family seeking refuge in Canada after their hacker son is targeted by the US government. And just like that, the film starts with an Oscar Wilde quote: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Enemies of the State‘ is a…

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