Sensitively directed by Greg Barker, Sergio is a harrowing recount of UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello's final hours following the Canal Hotel bombing in Iraq (he was killed in 2003 while serving as the Secretary-General's Special Representative to Iraq). The film also chronicles his childhood in Brazil, his politically rebellious college days and his 34 years of selfless service to the UN. Sergio is often uplifting, but it's also disturbing and challenging material. It haunts us with the notion that heroic diplomats like Vieira de Mello are increasingly rare. Best Documentary Feature nominee. 94 minutes.
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