CHASING THE FLAME

SERGIO

By Greg BARKER

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Completed 2019


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2020
Premieres
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Greg BARKER
    • Synopsis
    • Brazilian United Nations diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello has an extensive resume: assistant high commissioner for refugees, special representative of the secretary-general in Kosovo, transitional administrator in East Timor. It’s 2003 and his latest role as high commissioner for human rights sees him traveling to Iraq to lead peace efforts under President George W. Bush. As he tries to balance heightening tensions on the ground with his desire to spend more time with his partner, Carolina Larriera, the unexpected and tragic happens, forcing Sergio to reflect on his 34 years of service to the UN and, more importantly, on the woman he loves.