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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
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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