Still from Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI, image courtesy of The New York Times

'Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI' Premiered on Showtime

January 27, 2019

The four-part documentary Showtime series, Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI, associate produced by alumni Diana Golts '15 and Julie Seureau '14 premiered last November to rave reviews.

 

The New York Times said, “Based on the book, Enemies: A History of the F.B.I. by Tim Weiner, a former investigative reporter for The New York Times, the series is more a survey course than a graduate seminar. Dramatic anecdotes and striking juxtapositions are more plentiful than deep analysis or striking insights. That’s not to say it isn’t serious — and more than a little alarmist — but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s punchy and to the point.”

 

The Progressive said, “As a history and even current affairs program, the well-made Enemies educates viewers and keeps them on the edge of their seats…. What keeps Enemies from merely being a tutorial in history is how the series is framed to reference the current showdowns between President Trump, the FBI, the Justice Department, and FBI Director-turned-Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the potential Constitutional crises that could ensue.”

 

Decider.com gave it a 'Stream It' rating, saying, “Rothstein and Gibney’s series is worthwhile because it always helps to examine current events through the lens of the past, to give perspective and let the viewer know what led to our current state of affairs. It also helps inform the audience that what’s going on now isn’t necessarily new, just cranked up to a new level.”

 

Diana Golts is a Soviet-born, Toronto-raised filmmaker. She is passionate about films that deal with immigration, culture, and the working-class. Golts received her MFA in Creative Producing at Columbia University, where she produced various short films in three countries and four languages.

 

Julie Begey Seureau is known for her work on Bittersweet Sixteen (2014), Running Wild (2013) and Subordonnés (2014). Seureau also received her MFA in Creative Producing at Columbia University.