Cannes news + Silverdocs and HRW coming up


Praise for My Neighbor My Killer:

“Quietly devastating”– Ken Turran, Los Angeles Times

“Penetrating and transfixing”– Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine

“Remarkable”– Screen Daily

“Exceptional” — Revue XXI

“Excellent”– Peter Brunette, Hollywood Reporter

“A masterpiece”– Jennifer Merin,

“An historic document of incalculable value, but also a superbly shot work of cinema”– Agence France Presse

I’m just back from the Cannes Film Festival, I am thrilled to announce that MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER will screen as part of the Sterling US Feature Competition
at Silverdocs in Washington DC on June 16 @ 3pm & June 19 @ 11:30am.

The film is also a finalist for the Witness Award.

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The film will also screen at the Walter Reade Theater in New York as part of the
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival on June 20 @ 6:30pm, June 22 @ 8:45pm & June 24 @ 4pm.

I am also deeply honored to receive the 2009 Nestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking on June 20.

The film and the screenings are dedicated to Alison Des Forges, senior adviser to HRW’s Africa Division, who died in the Buffalo, NY plane crash on February 12, 2009.

More praise for My Neighbor My Killer

“Worth Your Time”– Newsweek

“Powerful and essential” — Il Sole 24ore

“Absorbing” — Huffington Post“Exceptional” —


“Deeply Moving… Go see this film immediately” — Ali Baddou, Les Matins de France Culture

“Directed with extreme sobriety, and rigorously edited”–Le Monde

The HRWIFF screenings are presented in association with Facing History & Ourselves International Center for Transitional Justice WITNESS.

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