The E-Team

Dir. Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman

Status: COMPLETED
2014

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Director Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman
Completed 2014 Runtime 88


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SYNOPSIS

The action of the film The E-Team will be driven by the high-stakes investigative work of Anna Neistat, Fred Abrahams and Peter Bouckaert, three key members of Human Rights Watch’s Emergency Team.

Though they are three very different personalities, Anna, Fred and Peter share a fearless spirit and a deep commitment to exposing and halting human rights abuses all over the world.

Peter Bouckaert, a savvy strategist and fearless investigator, is a Belgian national living in Geneva with his wife and children. Rolling Stone magazine called him 'the James Bond of human-rights investigators'. Fred Abrahams is a young New York City native with a wickedly dry sense of humor and a tireless energy. Anna Neistat, a Russian émigré, is as fashionable as she is formidable.

Dedicated and energetic, all three members of the E-Team bring an infectious fascination to the subjects they are tackling.

Long Synopsis

THE E-TEAM (working title) will follow the incredibly courageous work of three intrepid young human rights workers who are on the frontlines of identifying international human rights abuses. Dramatic and crucial, the work of the E-Team is custom-made for a compelling documentary film. THE E-TEAM is a creative collaboration of filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny.

The action of the film THE E-TEAM will be driven by the high-stakes investigative work of three of the members of Human Rights Watch’s Emergency Team. They are three very different personalities but they share a fearless spirit and a deep commitment to exposing and halting human rights abuses all over the world.

Dedicated and energetic, all three members of the E-Team bring an infectious fascination to the subjects they are tackling. Their contrasting characters lend nuance to the film and draw viewers into their stories.

The film’s narrative will be fueled by the strong plot structure that springs naturally from the E-Team’s investigative process. In the field with the E-Team members, we will follow them as they piece together the actual events that took place in various hotspots around the globe.


What people
have said

"E-Team" has a ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy as it takes the viewer on an intense ride-along with Human Rights Watch investigators.

Los Angeles Times

t's a comprehensive portrayal of these people's personal and professional lives. We see what makes them tick. Are they adrenaline junkies? Thrill-seekers? Not at all.

Hollywood Reporter
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