Netflix Buys Human Rights Watch Documentary ‘E-Team’ (Report)

/ May 7, 2014

Netflix E-Team

Netflix’s latest documentary acquisition is the Sundance-winning “E-Team,” according to Realscreen.

The film, from directors Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman, follows a group of four investigators working for the Human Rights Watch’s Emergencies Team, who go into war-torn countries like Libya and Syria to determine whether war crimes have been committed. It won the Cinematography Award for US Documentaries at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Netflix has bought first-run rights to it, according to the report, effectively making the film a “Netflix original.” That said, the film will first have a theatrical run, before bowing on the streaming service.

Netflix’s deal, which is said to be in the “very high six-figures,” will give it first-run post-theatrical rights across all of its territories.

Here’s the trailer:

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