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Documentary The director Greg Barker has made many documentaries about the US politics like 'Manhunt' or 'The Final Year'. The story in which this film is made was already made by him into a documentary: 'Sergio' for HBO in 2009.
Based on a best-seller The script for 'Sergio' is based on the book 'Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World' by Samantha Power. Power won a Pulitzer in 2003. She was a consultant in this film.
Ana de Armas Ana de Armas was Barker's fist option to play Carolina. Before trying to contact her, another member of the cast, Clemens Schick told him he was friends with her. So, it was Schick the one that show 'Sergio' script to de Armas.
Moura This is the first English language leading role for Brazilian actor Wagner Moura
Greg Barker The director Greg Barker is a former journalist and war correspondent.
Extras All the extras that appeared in scenes were the action takes place in Iraq are Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Also, for the East Timor scenes, locals were transport to the shooting in Thailand.
Locations The shooting took place in Rio de Janerio, in Jordan (to shoot the exterior scenes for Baghdad) and in Thailand (which doubled as East Timor).