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Hot Docs 2012: NFB sells “Boxing Girls” abroad

The National Film Board of Canada has penned a string of international sales for Ariel Nasr's documentary The Boxing Girls of Kabul (pictured), which is playing this week at Hot Docs in Toronto.
April 30, 2012

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has penned a string of international sales for Ariel Nasr’s documentary The Boxing Girls of Kabul (pictured), which is playing this week at Hot Docs in Toronto.

The film was fully financed by the NFB and produced by Annette Clarke, and has been acquired in the USA by In Demand; in French Canada by TV5; for Latin America Pan Regional TV by Direct TV and DLA; in Israel by DBS; in Korea by KBS; in France by France Televisions; in Russia by 24 Doc; and in Japan by NHK.

The doc looks at a group of young Afghan women who are aspiring boxers, and the tenacious coach encouraging them to pursue their dreams.

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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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