Docs

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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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