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NFB sends “Prosecutor” abroad

The National Film Board of Canada has notched up sales for Prosecutor (pictured), a film looking at the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, registering sales in territories including Norway, Holland and Israel.
April 8, 2011

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has notched up sales for Prosecutor (pictured), a film looking at the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, registering sales in territories including Norway, Holland and Israel.

The one-off HD doc was coproduced by White Pine Pictures and the NFB, and is available in 92 minute or 57 minute versions. It has been picked up by Ikon in the Netherlands, NRK in Norway, Televisio de Catalunya in Catalonia and DBS Satellite Services for Israel and the West Bank.

It has also been acquired by U.S. distributor Icarus Films and Australian distributor Antidote Films, and will air in the UK on BBC4′s ‘Storyville’ strand, as previously reported.

The film is directed by Barry Stevens and follows Moreno-Ocampo through the first trials of the newly formed ICC at The Hague, where he attempts to investigate and prosecute some of the world’s worst criminals.

The doc is produced by Julia Bennett and Peter Raymont of White Pine Pictures, and by the NFB’s Lea Marin. The exec producers are Raymont and the NFB’s Silva Basmajian.

Check out the trailer below:

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