Summer Institute Film Series: E-Team

| 2014 | 88 mins | |
Co-directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman

Sunday July 13, 2014


$12 General Admission, $9 for Summer Institute Sponsors. Please note that MVFS member discounts are not valid for SI film series on Sundays.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Co-directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman

SPECIAL GUEST: Fred (Cronig) Abrahams, one of the E-Team members, whose testimony against Slobodan Milosevic is detailed in the film, and co-director Ross Kauffman will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

Using a cinema verite approach, filmmakers Ross Kauffman (Born into Brothels) and Katy Chevigny (Election Day, Deadline) follow four members of the Emergencies Team as they work on behalf of Human Rights Watch, risking life and limb to uncover evidence of abuses and bring them to the world’s attention. The work of the E-Team has shone light in dark places and given voice to thousands whose stories would never otherwise have been told. Winner of the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival, E-Team follows the lives of team members from their homes to the frontlines in Syria and Libya, chronicling their fearless spirit and commitment to exposing and halting human rights abuses all over the world. Variety praises the film’s “sharp storytelling, death-defying videography and engrossing protagonists,” hailing it as a “dynamic and immersive documentary.”

 

About the Summer Institute

Each year the Summer Institute presents speakers from the front lines of politics, economics, science and the arts.  Our featured speakers have included Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and journalists, and political leaders who have played important roles on the world stage.

In addition to its Speaker Series, the Summer Institute presents a Sunday evening series of provocative and entertaining films, screened on state-of-the-art equipment at the MV Film Center.

E-Team

"DYNAMIC, ENTERTAINING, INSPIRING AND DEVASTATING."

-- VARIETY

". . . SPELLBINDING, EXCEPTIONAL."

-- Hollywood Reporter

". . . A FILM WHOSE SHARP STORYTELLING, DEATH-DEFYING VIDEOGRAPHY AND ENGROSSING PROTAGONISTS WOULD SEEM TO GIVE IT EVEN GREATER EYE-OPENING POTENTIAL THAN A DOZEN FRONT-PAGE SCOOPS."

--- VARIETY

Winner of the Cinematography Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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