Academy Award-Winning Director, Ross Kauffman, Returns to Gould

October 28, 2014

“E-Team” showing and director discussion scheduled for Monday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., at Gould Academy’s Bingham Hall 

Director Ross Kauffman at Gould Academy

Director Ross Kauffman at Gould Academy

Bethel, Maine (October 28, 2014)Gould Academy is excited to welcome back to its community, Mr. Ross Kauffman, an Academy Award-winning film director returning to the campus on Monday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m., to present and speak about his new film, “E-Team”—a documentary that follows four members of the Human Rights Watch Emergencies Team.

Directed by Mr. Kauffman and Ms. Katy Chevigny, “E-Team” follows four activists across the boarder into Syria amidst a civil war; between bullets and bombs in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime; and while at home where the foursome works to balance the intricacies of family and personal relationships.

Mr. Kauffman and Ms. Chevigny’s cinéma vérité approach to “E-Team” has earned the film the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary and, most recently, an award for Best Documentary at the 2014 New Hampshire Film Festival.

Mr. Kauffman first visited Gould Academy back in January to speak about “Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids” (2004)–the very film he won an Academy Award for in 2005.

In his time, Mr. Kauffman has won over 40 other awards, including one for Best Documentary from the National Board of Review and the Sundance Film Festival 2004 Documentary Audience Award.

Gould Academy’s Monday night screening and director discussion of “E-Team” is a free event and is open to the public. The screening starts at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by the discussion.

For more information on “E-Team” and Mr. Kauffman, visit “E-Team” is also available to view on Netflix.



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