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Producers Marilyn Ness


E-Team is driven by the high-stakes investigative work of Anna Neistat, Fred Abrahams and Peter Bouckaert, three members of Human Rights Watch’s Emergency Team. Peter, a savvy strategist who lives with his family in Geneva, has been called “the James Bond of human-rights investigators” by Rolling Stone magazine. Fred is a tireless New York City native whose early investigations led him to face Slobodan Milosevic in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Anna draws upon her childhood experiences in the former USSR to feed her righteous indignation about the practices of unaccountable dictatorships. Together they are a key component of Human Rights Watch’s success and conduct the organization’s most dramatic work on the ground. The film’s Fiction is fueled by the strong plot structure that springs from the E-Team’s investigative process. This is the first time that Human Rights Watch has allowed an outside team to film their important work on the ground. E-Team is a rare look inside some of the highest level human rights investigations that take place around the world. The film will show how difficult, rewarding, illuminating and, at times, dangerous this work is.

E-Team is a Cinereach grantee.