From Katy Chevigny (Deadline, Election Day) and Ross Kauffman (Academy Award-winner, Born into Brothels), E-TEAM follows the high-stakes investigative work of four fiercely intrepid human rights workers—Anna Neistat, Ole Solvang, Peter Bouckaert and Fred Abrahams—offering a rare look at their lives at home and dramatic work in the field. E-TEAM comes to theaters in NYC on October 22nd and LA on October 24th, and to Netflix in all territories where Netflix is available on October 24th.
As members of the Emergencies Team (or E-Team), a division of a respected, international human rights group, they arrive on the ground soon after allegations of human rights abuses surface, investigating and uncovering crucial evidence in order to document those crimes and capture the world’s attention. They also immediately challenge the responsible decision makers, holding them accountable.
Using a cinema verite approach, the film follows the E-Team investigators in the field as they piece together the actual events that take place in various troubled spots around the globe. Together we smuggle across the border into Syria to conduct undercover investigations as the civil war rages; and amidst bullets and bombs, we watch as Fred and Peter work in Libya to halt human rights abuses in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime. We also spend time with each E-Team member at home—from a quiet farm outside of Geneva to bustling urban lives in Berlin and Paris—as they balance the intricacies of family and personal relationships within the challenges of their exceptional work life.