XBox Originals Production
Release Date: April 13th, 2015
THE THREAD is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes how the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers changed the face of journalism forever. Following the worst terror attack on US soil since 9/11, citizens hungry for answers flooded sites like Twitter and Reddit to access live updates and user-generated video of the event. Taking matters into their own hands, amateur Internet sleuths used the footage as a means to identify and condemn the perpetrators. What follows is a harrowing story about the power of our lighting-fast world where speculation is disseminated as truth, and the human casualties that come from it.