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NEW VIEWS Documentaries & Dialogue – “E-TEAM”

NEW VIEWS Documentaries & Dialogue

Documentary filmmaking plays an important role in the sharing of ideas, and as an art form gives voice to issues of critical importance.  The Aspen Institute Arts Program and Aspen Film bring to the Roaring Fork Valley NEW VIEWS Documentaries & Dialogue, a series featuring critically acclaimed documentaries and conversations with special guests. NEW VIEWS is generously sponsored by Leonard Lauder, and Jane and Michael Eisner.

 

“The valiant and vital work of four globetrotting human rights activists is expertly illuminated in “E-Team,” a dynamic and immersive piece of you-are-there verité… Unforgettable characters in a documentary that’s devastating, entertaining, and inspiring in equal measure.” –Variety

As soon as allegations of human rights abuse arise, members of Human Rights Watch’s Emergency Team hit the ground to witness and document the truth. Risking their lives, these international investigators jump into some of the world’s fiercest theaters of war. Shot over two and a half years, this Sundance award winner follows four seasoned watchdogs into the bullets and, fascinatingly, back to their homes. Married with young children, Anna and Ole struggle to balance family demands and the Syrian government’s shelling of civilians. Few investigators know Gadhafi’s reign of terror as intimately as Fred or Peter, who count the bodies and illegal arms in Tripoli before flying home to their kids. Possessing the guts and brains of crack secret agents, they are revealed as flesh-and-blood humans willing to work in the most adverse situations as they crusade for justice (USA, 89 min. In English, Arabic, French, German, Russian with Eng. subtitles).

Producer/director Katy Chevigny and producer/director/cinematographer Ross Kauffman in post screening conversation.

Tickets at www.aspenshowtix.com, (970) 920-5770, or through the Wheeler Opera House.

As soon as allegations of human rights abuse arise, members of Human Rights Watch’s Emergency Team hit the ground to witness and document the truth. Risking their lives, these international investigators jump into some of the world’s fiercest theaters of war. Shot over two and a half years, this Sundance award winner follows four seasoned watchdogs into the bullets and, fascinatingly, back to their homes.

Event information
Date
Mon Aug 4, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Paepcke Auditorium
Aspen, CO, United States