Libya

FIRE AT SEA (Fuocoammare) — Gianfranco Rosi Interview

Gianfranco Rosi had intended to make a 10-minute film about the refugees who find themselves on the island of Lampedusa, but once there, he quickly decided that the complexity of the situation demanded more. Hence FIRE AT SEA, short-listed for an Oscar™ and otherwise garnering praise for its sensitive, incisive look at how refugees and… Read More »

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI

With his trademark bombast, Michael Bay addresses the tragedy of Benghazi with great attention to the details of battle, and only the most superficial of attitudes towards everything else.  Based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff that recounted the 2012 attack by local insurgents on the temporary American embassy and the CIA station in that… Read More »

The E-TEAM Talks

Human Rights Watch could want no better documentary about their work about their Emergency Teams than E-TEAM, which follows two of those team, one in Libya, one in Syria, bearing witness to human rights abuse. The Syrian team, Anna Neistat and Ole Solvang traveled to San Francisco along with filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny… Read More »