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Samuel Goldwyn See Blue and Picks up Stern Look at United Nations

Samuel Goldwyn Films are hoping to stir up the pot during the politico season, picking up Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff’s UN, Me and setting it for a September release. Like any large-bodied institution, the UN is a governing body where politics have notoriously hindered efforts by often coming late to the party…and by party we mean genocides, huge scale human rights abuses and violations.

Samuel Goldwyn Films are hoping to stir up the pot during the politico season, picking up Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff’s UN, Me and setting it for a September release. Like any large-bodied institution, the UN is a governing body where politics have notoriously hindered efforts by often coming late to the party…and by party we mean genocides, huge scale human rights abuses and violations.

Gist: This takes a harrowing and humorous tour deep into the heart of the United Nations as Horowitz gains unprecedented access to the UN shooting across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Horowitz constantly throws himself into wild and unpredictable situations that are eye opening, shocking and often hilarious. With unprecedented access, “UN Me” exposes the incompetence and corruption at the core of the United Nations and its disregard for the people and principles it was founded to defend.

Worth Noting: The film has been in mostly third tier film festivals since 2009.  

Do We Care?: This looks like low-grade talking heads documentary with Michael Moore-isms and some tactical play of the Yes Men, I’d rather revisit the engrossing condemnation about the utility of the body (with just one genocide case) in the doc Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire

 

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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