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Summary: He was the United Nations'"go to guy," a charismatic figure described as a cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy. But Sergio Vieira de Mello was more than an irresistible image. He was a humanitarian of the highest order, and his long career as a U.N. diplomat earned him tremendous praise for his hands-on work inside nations in crisis--including wartorn Iraq where he was targeted by Al Qaeda terrorists. This documentary tells the inspiring story of this complex Brazilian who made a habit of descending into the world's most dangerous places. With visceral immediacy, haunting footage and harrowing testimony, filmmaker Greg Barker recreates the events of the ominous day in 2003 when Sergio was marked for death. (TV14) (AC,AL,V)
PRODUCER : John Battsek,Greg Barker,Julie Goldman,Nick Fraser,Sheila Nevins
WRITER : Samantha Power
DIRECTOR : Greg Barker
Genre : Documentary