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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.

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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