A Silverbridge & Passion Pictures production for Storyville & HBO Documentary Films in association with Screen Pass Pictures, Impact Pictures & Motto Pictures
Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2009
AWARDS: Winner: Editing Award, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2009
John Battsek | Julie Goldman
Colin Clarke | Patrick Fraser
Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power’s ground-breaking biography, 'Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World', SERGIO tells the gripping story of de Mello’s most hazardous mission ever - a mission in which his own life hangs in the balance.
"...Sergio is two movies, one that you expect and one that you don't, and that potent combination makes this a documentary of exceptional power..."
KENNETH TURAN, LA Times
"... a highly effective documentary which won't leave a dry eye in the house, Sergio could easily score some theatrical sales and will be a fixture at film festivals throughout the year."
"...after seeing Greg Barker's phenomenal film, no one will ever forget Sergio Vieira de Mello... Barker cuts together impeccably shot recreated footage, and an almost endless number of camera angles from news footage to recreate the day...De Mello touches us so deeply that we mourn his death the same as his fiance, his mother, or any of the close colleagues of his life. Sergio Vieira De Mello is so extraordinary nothing can overstate the impact of his life. 'Sergio' is great film. Enjoy."
ALAN BACCHUS, DAILY FILM DOSE
"...Sergio is a stunning documentary with a personal element that entreats our inner most emotions that is simultaneously indicative of a larger problem that effects us all."
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