E-TEAM

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E-TEAM

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the One Take Documentary Series series.

Duration: 

88

Rating: 

Not Rated

This was James Foley's last film. Foley was an American journalist and video storyteller who was murdered in Syria on August 19 this year. 

Special post-screening Skype Q & A with THE E-TEAM's directors Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman.

One Take: Stories Through the Lens monthly documentary series is supported in part by NYSCA.

About the Film:

Anna, Ole, Fred and Peter are four members of the Emergencies Team — or E-Team — the most intrepid division of a respected, international human rights group. Trained to deal with unfolding crises, the E-Team flies to hotspots all over the world as soon as allegations of human rights abuse surface. Then they get to work — gathering crucial evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted and, if so, to investigate, document, and capture the world's attention. They also immediately challenge the responsible decision makers, holding them accountable. Human rights abuses thrive on secrecy and silence, and the work of the E-Team, backed by their international human rights organization, has shone light in dark places and given voice to thousands whose stories would never otherwise have been told.

Using a cinema verite approach, the camera follows the E-Team investigators in the field as they piece together the actual events that take place in troubled spots around the globe. Together we smuggle across the border into Syria to conduct undercover investigations as the civil war rages; amidst bullets and bombs we watch as Fred and Peter work to halt human rights abuses in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime. We also spend time with each E-Team member at home — from a quiet farm outside of Geneva to bustling urban lives in Berlin and Paris — as they balance the intricacies of family and personal relationships within the challenges of their exceptional work life.