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NHK acquires ‘Black Nation’ doc

Open Door Co. and Herrlander Pictures have announced its feature documentary Black Nation (90' and 60') has been acquired by NHK to air in January, to mark the first anniversary of Barack Obama's term in office. Black Nation examines the lives of African-American men through the streets of Detroit, past and present, and the city's controversial church - The Shrine of the Black Madonna. It has also been picked up for broadcast by SBS and SVT.
December 3, 2009

Open Door Co. and Herrlander Pictures have announced its feature documentary Black Nation (90′ and 60′) has been acquired by NHK to air in January, to mark the first anniversary of Barack Obama’s term in office. Black Nation examines the lives of African-American men through the streets of Detroit, past and present, and the city’s controversial church – The Shrine of the Black Madonna. It has also been picked up for broadcast by SBS and SVT.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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