When Anna Neistat smuggles herself into Syria, she carefully dons an abaya, which she calls her invisibility cloak. “I find it outrageous that women have to do that,” she says, “but for me, it’s a lifesaver.” Neistat is a member of the Emergencies Team, a division of the international organization Human Rights Watch, which conducts investigations of war crimes, then documents and publicizes them. E-Team, the Netflix original documentary premiering this month, follows four of its members on two undercover missions: Neistat and Ole Solvang’s investigation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime’s killing of civilians; and Peter Bouckaert and Fred Abrahams’s travels to Libya to document the mass slaughter of prisoners by Gaddafi’s forces in 2011. Filmed in part by recently murdered ISIS hostage James Foley, E-Team is a revelatory tale of human injustice.
E-TEAM WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA NETFLIX FROM OCTOBER 24.