Two documentary heads are better than one. Katy Chevigny & Ross Kauffman already have a track record with the fest, Chevigny co-directed Deadline (Sundance ’04) with another filmmaker we included on our predictions list and in the same edition Kauffman was one half of the filmmaking team that took home the Film Festival Audience Award (Documentary) and nabbed the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Born into Brothels. In 2010, their docu E-Team received a grant from Sundance Institute, additional coin has come from the likes of the MacArthur Foundation in ’12, Cinereach ’12, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund ’12. This should be ready to be unveiled to the world.
Gist: This follows three Human Rights Watch Emergency Team investigators for over a year as they make their way in and out of some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world in order to investigate and shed light on abuses of human rights. Much of the story takes place in Syria and Libya and is, thus, an in-depth look at one of the most important, persistent, present day, international news stories, told through a human rights frame.
Production Co./Producers: Marilyn Ness
Prediction: U.S. Documentary Competition. SXSW and Tribeca are strong possibilities as well.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
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