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‘Frontline’ doc “Kill/Capture” picks up international sales

The PBS 'Frontline' war on terror doc Kill/Capture (pictured), sold globally through PBS International, has gained interest from territories around the world following the death of Osama bin Laden.
May 19, 2011

The PBS ‘Frontline’ war on terror doc Kill/Capture (pictured) has gained interest from territories around the world following the killing of Osama bin Laden.

‘Frontline’ accelerated work on Kill/Capture,  which aired in the U.S. on May 10, and PBS International recently released it to the marketplace in order to get the timely doc out.

Kill/Capture (1 x 53 minutes, HD) is the result of a six-month investigation by ‘Frontline’ which went inside the military’s “kill/capture” policy to discover the program’s impact and its consequences.

International broadcasters that have already picked up Kill/Capture include Channel 4  (UK, Kill/Capture’s co-producer), SBS (Australia), SVT (Sweden), SRC (French Canada), TVI (Portugal), VRT (Belgium), YLE (Finland), PTS (Taiwan), TVN (Poland), TV3 (Spain-Catalonia) and Teleamazonas (Ecuador).

The doc features interviews with General Petraeus and his senior commanders, as well as rare footage with Taliban leaders and fighters. Kill/Capture also tells the story from the perspective of Afghan civilians.

‘Frontline’ producers are Dan Edge (The Wounded Platoon) and Stephen Grey (Extraordinary Rendition).

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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