State Of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism (2005) is a documentary film directed by Pamela Yates about the violence had engulfed Peru for twenty years through the 1980s and 1990s. It is based on the findings of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Yates uses use personal testimony, history and archival footage to tell the story of the escalating violence of the Shining Path Maoist rebel group that wanted to overthrow the government by violent means. During the reign of Alberto Fujimori democratic institutions were relaxed in the name of fighting terrorism and personal rights suffered as people thought to be sympathizers or members of Shining Path were killed or disappeared in the name of peacemaking. The context in which this film was made warns about the potential dangers of eroding personal rights during the Bush administration following 9/11. A chilling and important film.