Friends of Brad Will | Three Men and a Baby vs Senator Dodd

Project Description

I produced, directed, filmed, and edited this video for the organization Friends of Brad Will.

The short documentary follows three human rights activist and a baby who sneak into a Washington D.C. gala to publicly confront Senator Chris Dodd about his human rights record the evening he is to receive a humanitarian award from the Washington Office on Latin America. Weeks before the gala, Dodd had supported an appropriations bill lacking human rights stipulations that would send money to fight the drug war in Mexico and Latin America, a move the activist and other groups found concerning. The film was released on International Human Rights Day 2008.

Friends of Brad Will is a network of activists which promote enhanced public awareness about the human rights abuses linked to the “war on drugs”. In that context, they work to promote government policies and actions that result in accountability for the murder, in Mexico, of U.S. journalist Brad Will.