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Scorpion TV brings “Proud and Prejudiced” to Cannes

The documentary (pictured), produced by CTVC for UK net Channel 4, looks at the lives of two controversial men - one a prominent far-right leader and the other an Islamic extremist - both from the same small UK town.
March 28, 2012

Distributor Scorpion TV is bringing Proud and Prejudiced (pictured), a documentary produced by CTVC for UK net Channel 4, to MIPTV in Cannes.

The documentary looks at the lives of two controversial men – one a prominent far-right leader and the other an Islamic extremist – both from the same small UK town. It features Tommy Robinson, head of the English Defence League, a right-wing organization, and Sayful Islam, head of a group of Muslim extremists. Both men have a cult-like status, are known for making highly inflammatory speeches, and are from the small town of Luton.

The doc, filmed over the course of a year, follows Robinson’s EDL protests and Sayful’s followers demonstrations, which lead to mass arrests. In addition to debuting Proud and Prejudiced in Cannes, Scorpion TV has also completed a number of deals.

TV 5 Canada has acquired the 6 x 52-minute travel series Of Islands and Men; while Reality TV Latin America has acquired a number of titles, including Teen Undertakers, One Under, The Visitors , Train To Nowhere, Walk Like A Man, and Ed Hardy Tattoo The World.

Elsewhere, RTVS Slovenia has acquired Defusing Human Bombs and La Americana.

About The Author
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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