When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals hired to document war crimes and report them to the rest of the world. Within this volatile climate, filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny take us to the frontline in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of coordinated attacks conducted by Bashar al-Assad and the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi. The crimes are rampant, random, and often undocumented, making E-Team’s effort to get information out of the country and into the hands of media outlets and criminal courts all the more necessary.


my own manMY OWN MAN

David the filmmaker is 40 years old, but he still doesn’t feel like a man – not a real man anyway. When his wife becomes pregnant with a boy, David’s manhood insecurities deepen. How can he bring his son into manhood if he feels so estranged from his own? This question sets him off on a quest for his manhood that leads him from voice lessons to a men’s group to deer-hunting, and ultimately back to his own father. My Own Man is an intimate, humorous, and emotional account of one man’s search for what it means to be a man and a father in the 21st century.



“Te puede pasar a ti” è la proposta più recente del regista Juan Manuel Cotelo, che nel 2010 stupì la Spagna col film La última cima, non ancora arrivato in Italia, un cine-documentariodall’immenso successo sulla vita e la morte di Pablo Domínguez Prieto, sacerdote morto a soli 44 anni in sèguito a un incidente alpinistico.

Il film in prossima uscita sarà diviso in più puntate. Nell’ultimo anno, il regista spagnolo ha percorso numerosi paesi per motivi professionali ed è entrato in contatto con dodici storie di conversioni in dieci paesi diversi. Ogni volta chiedeva: “ti posso intervistare?”,  e così ha trascorso 27 ore parlando con uomini e donne che per tutta la loro vita hanno voltato le spalle a Dio, finché Dio stesso non ha incrociato il loro cammino per cambiarli radicalmente. E’ rimasto molto colpito dalla pace, dalla serenità e dalla forza straordinarie che trasparivano da questo persone, così ha voluto girato questo film-documentario intervistando queste persone eccezionali sul suo caravan.


COMPLETED 2015 – “TIG” Doc.


Netflix will premiere film “Tig” — about Tig Notaro, comedian and cancer survivor — on July 17, adding to its lineup of documentaries.

“Tig” is about how Notaro found herself on stage in 2012 when she opened her standup set at Largo in Los Angeles with the line, “Good evening. Hello. I have cancer.” That came at the end of a tumultuous four-month period that included both the loss of her mother and her subsequent breast cancer diagnosis. Notaro later had a double mastectomy.

Netflix describes the 90-minute film as “an unflinching look at a woman determined to find humor, life and love in the places we all fear the most.” “Tig” features appearances by Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis.

“Tig” is from executive producers Tig Notaro, Leah Holzer, Hunter Seidman and Tim Foley and co-directors Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York. The docu was produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub at Beachside Entertainment in association with Whiskeytown.

The film screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and also is slated to be the opening-night film ofOutfest in Los Angeles on July 9.

Other Netflix documentary acquisitions include “What Happened, Miss Simone?”; “Virunga,” about threats to endangered gorillas in the Virunga National Park in the eastern Congo, which earned an Oscar nomination; foodie docu-series “Chef’s Table”; and Mike Fleiss’ “The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir,” about the legendary Grateful Dead co-founder.


COMPLETED 2015 – Feature Doc. “MISSION BLUE”


Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.


COMPLETED 2015 – TV Documentary “THE OTHER ONE” Netflix


Directed by Mike Fleiss — a producer for The Bachelor and numerous other shows, as we


ll as the director of the 2011 documentary, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne — The Other One offers an in-depth look at Weir’s life, from his childhood in Palo Alto, California to his success with the Dead and beyond.

The movie also pays close attention to Weir’s partnership with Jerry Garcia and features interviews with Weir’s Grateful Dead bandmates, other musical colleagues, family and the musician himself. The Other One also boasts plenty of performance and archival footage, and, in a statement, Fleiss teased, “We certainly unearthed a lot of buried treasure from the Grateful Dead archive while making this film.”

In other Grateful Dead news, drummer Bill Kreutzmann’s band Billy & the Kids will headline an exclusive show alongside a handful of surprise guests at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 club on May 13th. Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketfly. The gig takes place the night before Kreutzmann joins the surviving Grateful Dead members and a slew of all-star musicians — including Bruce Hornsby, Eric Church, Moe. and Los Lobos — to pay tribute to Garcia with a special “Dear Jerry” concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

All this comes ahead of the Grateful Dead’s string of highly anticipated “Fare Thee Well” shows. The band will play two Bay Area gigs at Santa Clara, California’s Levi’s Stadium on June 27th and 28th, followed by a three-night stand at Soldier Field in Chicago, July 3rd through 5th.

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