Waiting for Mercy is a new documentary by Ellie Bernstein. It tells the story of a fabricated FBI sting operation that took place in Albany, New York during the winter, spring and summer of 2004. The complex operation was designed to entrap Yassin Aref, 37 (a refugee from Kurdistan in northern Iraq) and Mohammed Mosharref Hossain, 51, a United States citizen and an immigrant from Bangladesh.

Waiting for Mercy will show at The Madison Theater, Albany NY, from January 15 to January 23, 2009. See the trailer here.