New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands

NZ documentary featuring this week at IDFA in Amsterdam: 'Brother Number One'

Screening this week at the IDFA in Amsterdam (the International Documentary Film Festival) is a New Zealand documentary by award-winning filmmaker Annie Goldson, Brother Number One.

The trailer can be viewed at

The film follows the personal and deeply moving journey of Olympian and Trans-Atlantic rowing champion Rob Hamill to Cambodia, where he attends the current War Crimes Tribunal. Rob's brother Kerry was a hippie sailor who along with his English friend John Dewhirst, was captured by the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s. Kerry was tortured and murdered in the notorious S-21 prison. Rob, a Kiwi, was the only Westerner to testify at the tribunal.

Screening times at IDFA:
Wed 23-11 11:30 Tuschinski 6
Thu 24-11 22:15 Munt 09
Sat 26-11 16:15 Tuschinski 3
The full film is also available to view on IDFA Docs For Sale Online. More screening and ticket info can be found here.

Both Annie Goldson and Rob Hamill will be at IDFA from 21-28th Nov. conducting the Q and A.

Link to Variety Magazine review of the documentary:

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