Posts Tagged ‘E-team’

The documentary “E-TEAM” goes really public via Netflix

May 14, 2014
Yesterday I referred to the upcoming Human Rights Watch Film Festival in June. One of the films shown there will also appear on Netflix and therefore be able to reach a much larger audience. Interesting development for human rights films!!

 

 

Human Rights Watch Film Festival celebrates 25th anniversary with 5 films on Human Rights Defenders

May 13, 2014

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which celebrates 25 years, announces a line-up of 22 features, which includes 20 documentaries and 2 fiction films – 16 of which were made by women. It will run from 12 to 22 June 2014  in New York. There is a special section on “Human Rights Defenders, Icons and Villains”, which features:
“E-TEAM”
(New York premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman, directors; Marilyn Ness, producer
Year: 2013 / 89m

Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus”
(New York premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Madeleine Sackler
Year: 2013 / 76m

“The Green Prince”
(New York premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Nadav Schirman
Year: 2014 / 101m

“Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me”
(US premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Khalo Matabane
Year: 2013 / 84m

“Watchers of the Sky”
(New York premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Edet Belzberg
Year: 2014 / 114m

Human Rights Watch Festival Line-Up Includes 16 Features By Women|Filmmakers,Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | Indiewire.

Watching Human Rights Watch Film Festival: films on Human Rights Defenders

February 13, 2014

As this blog is very fond of human rights films, I am copying the programme almost in full. Morever, one the five themes in London this year is: Human Rights Defenders!

The 18th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London will be presented from 18 to 28 March, 2014, with a programme of 20 award-winning documentary and feature films. The festival will take place at the Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, Ritzy Brixton and for the first time at the Barbican cinemas.

This year’s programme includes ten UK premieres and three exclusive previews organised around five themes:

  • Armed Conflict and the Arab Spring;
  • Human Rights Defenders, Icons and Villains;
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights;
  • Migrants’ Rights; and
  • Women’s Rights and Children’s Rights.

This year’s programme demonstrates the risks filmmakers take to capture the stories behind the headlines, and our centrepiece film, the E-Team, reveals the tenacity and heroic efforts of human rights activists to bring war crimes to the world’s attention,” said John Biaggi, film festival director at Human Rights Watch. Read the rest of this entry »