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The Team

Directed by Bernardo Ruiz

USA | 80 min | 2023

An unlikely meeting between a legendary American forensic scientist and a group of Latin American students changes the course of forensic science and human rights forever.

The Team chronicles the unique collaboration between Dr. Clyde Snow, a legendary forensic scientist originally from Texas, and a group of Latin American university students, Mercedes "Mimi" Doretti, Luis Fondebrider, Patricia Bernardi and others, who were originally dubbed "unlikely forensic sleuths" by The New York Times.

Initially unsure of whether they would do forensic work at all, the team would go on to challenge the official cover-ups of violent and repressive regimes through the identification of the missing and the collection of evidence. Working for nearly four decades, it is work that continues to this day.

Working from a rich trove of archival materials and pulling from interviews conducted over a 10-year period, the film follows this groundbreaking scientific team as they face increased threats to their safety and official attempts to discredit their work as they seek to provide families with answers for their missing loved ones.
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Bernardo Ruiz is a two-time Emmy® Award-nominated documentary director/producer and member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. The Team is his fifth feature documentary as director. Prior credits as director include The Infinite Race (ESPN's 30 for 30, 2020), Harvest Season (Independent Lens, 2018), Kingdom of Shadows (Participant Media, POV, 2016), and Reportero, (POV, 2013).
Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin USA
Year Film Was Completed 2023
Runtime 80 min
Social media Handles @quietpictures
Director Bernardo Ruiz
Cinematography Antonio Cisneros, Victor Tadashi Suarez, Nancy Serna, Claudio Rocha
Edited by Fabian Caballero
Music by T. Griffin
Sound Design Annie Medlin
Main Cast Mercedes (Mimi) Doretti, Patricia Bernardi, Luis Fondebrider, Clyde Snow