Target: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
Goal: Praise Netflix Inc. for purchasing film that focuses on human rights
Netflix Inc. has purchased the human rights film “E-TEAM,” stating that it is a “Netflix original.” The film follows four Human Rights Watch researchers as they procure data through conflict ridden areas like Syria and Libya. This purchase will promote awareness about human rights abuse and hopefully motivate the public to support human rights in various countries.
The film will be released through Netflix’s online platform with a limited theatrical release in the United States. The film focuses on four researchers in the Human Rights Watch emergencies divisions, or the “E-team,” as they collect witness testimony and gather other human rights abuse evidence. They travel to Syria, Libya, Kosovo, and other regions that are torn up through civil war and other political conflicts. The film tries to portray the long-term commitment required to stop human rights violations around the world.
The filmmakers, Ross Kaufmann and Katy Chevigny, had full creative control over this “warts and all” project. They wanted to focus on what it is like being a human rights activist in a country where these rights are rarely supported or acknowledged. It is also the first time Human Rights Watch had a project that documented its work so extensively.
The Human Rights Watch emergency division works in regions of armed conflict, where its expertise allows them to conduct research in war times. The group is a small part of the Human Rights Watch research team, who work in 90 different countries. The organization focuses on many heavy issues, like political repression, torture, freedom of speech and assembly, women’s rights, and many more.
Sign this petition and praise Netflix for purchasing this film. With other documentaries garnering many views on this platform, “E-TEAM” is sure to be a success.
Dear CEO Reed Hastings,
I am writing this letter to commend your company for the purchase of the film “E-TEAM,” a documentary that focuses on four Human Rights Watch researchers. These researchers are part of the emergencies division of the organization, and they are responsible for gathering crucial evidence of human rights abuse in conflict ridden countries. This job is highly dangerous, and many would not accept the task.
I believe it is crucial that the world knows what sort of human rights abuse takes place on our planet. Oftentimes, animal abuse or the environment overshadows human rights. For all of these topics to gain popularity and progress, human rights need to be acknowledged and worked towards. I am grateful that you purchased this film and I hope your viewers will find the film enlightening and moving.
[Your Name Here]
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