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Earth-Touch’s “Gannets” migrate to Japan, France

London- and South Africa-based wildlife specialist Earth-Touch has sold its debut hour-long HD documentary Gannets - The Wrong Side Of The Run (pictured) into Japan and France.
March 29, 2011

London- and South Africa-based wildlife specialist Earth-Touch has sold its debut hour-long HD documentary Gannets – The Wrong Side Of The Run (pictured) into Japan and France.

NHK and ARTE have acquired the film, the latter covering France and Germany, adding to previous sales of the doc to the UK’s Eden channel and U.S. cable network Smithsonian Channel.

The doc explores the movement of two massive sardine populations that originate from the single stock at Cape Aghulas, located at the tip of South Africa, and the effect they have on the food chain of a huge diversity of wildlife, in particular the Cape Gannet.

Chris Fletcher, Earth-Touch’s director of sales and programming, said: “The success of our first film with these major broadcasters is a tribute to the truly exceptional camera talent we have at our disposal in South Africa.”

Earth-Touch will be attending MIPTV in Cannes next week with five new one-hour HD documentaries, including Dolphins – Beauty before Brains?, Boteti – The Returning River; Lost Lagoon; Deep Blue Dive; and Trouble in Lemurland. The latter focuses on the threats facing the Silky Sifaka Lemur in Madagascar.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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