Anna, Ole, Fred and Peter are four members of the Emergencies Team — or E-Team — the boots on the ground division of a respected, international human rights group.

e_team_posterArriving as soon as possible after allegations of human rights abuse surface, the E-Team uncovers crucial evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted and, if so, to investigate, document, and capture the world’s attention. They also immediately challenge the responsible decision makers, holding them accountable. Human rights abuses thrive on secrecy and silence, and the work of the E-Team, backed by their international human rights organization, has shone light in dark places and given voice to thousands whose stories would never otherwise have been told.

The Center is pleased to announce that “E-Team” will open this year’s Human Rights Film Series, the Center’s flagship film event that showcases the year’s predominant human rights documentaries throughout the month of October.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring:

Director: Katy Chevigny

Human Rights Watch Deputy Washington Director: Andrea Prasow

Moderator: Journalism Professor Christine Lawrence

with codirector Katy Chevigny and human rights experts. Watch the trailer below, check out the Human Rights Film Series page, and visit the “E-Team” website for more information.

This event will take place on October 1, 2014 from 7:00-9:30PM.

FREE and open to the public.

American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services.

For accommodations, contact dss@american.edu.