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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
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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