The E-Team follows the intense and courageous work of three intrepid human rights workers on the frontlines of identifying international human rights abuses. Dramatic and crucial, Human Rights Watch’s Emergency Team work is custom-made for a compelling documentary film with a global perspective.
About the Filmmakers
Ross Kauffman is the director, producer, cinematographer and co-editor of Born Into Brothels, winner of over 40 awards, including National Board of Review Best Documentary, Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, and the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Other films include: In a Dream shortlisted for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; and film Kashmir, a documentary that takes viewers into the war-zone of Kashmir.
Katy Chevigny is co-founder of Arts Engine, a leading independent media nonprofit. She directed the film Election Day (2007), co-directed, the Emmy nominated film Deadline (2004), and directed Journey to the West: Chinese Medicine Today. She produced several acclaimed documentaries including Pushing the Elephant, Nuyorican Dream, and Brother Born Again. Chevigny’s films have been shown theatrically, on HBO, Cinemax, POV, Independent Lens, NBC, and Arte/ZDF and have played at film festivals including Sundance, Sheffield and Berlin.
Marilyn Ness is a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary producer. Before joining Arts Engine, Marilyn founded Necessary Films in 2005, directing short films for non-profits including the ACLU and the World Federation of Hemophilia and developing documentaries for broadcast. Her most recent film Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011 and was the centerpiece of campaign to change US blood donation policies. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: Ansel Adams, The Center of the World, Andy Warhol, and Eugene O’Neill.