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Zodiak Rights acquires “Norway Massacre: The Survivors”

The 60-minute documentary from UK prodco firstlooktv features exclusive, first-person testimony from those who survived last summer's massacre in Norway, close to one year on.
May 17, 2012

Distributor Zodiak Rights has picked up worldwide rights to Norway Massacre: The Survivors, a 60-minute documentary from firstlooktv set to air on the UK’s Channel 5 on May 20.

The doc features exclusive, first-person testimony from those who survived last summer’s massacre in Norway, close to one year on from the horrifying event. In July 2011, lone gunman Anders Breivik bombed government buildings in Oslo and then shot and killed 69 people, mostly teenagers, at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.

The film also includes previously unseen footage from witnesses, as well as recollections from the volunteer who ferried the gunman to the island.

“This film will place the focus on the chilling testimony of those who survived the terrible events at Utoya Island, on the eve of the first anniversary of the massacre,” said Andreas Lemos, VP of acquisitions and programming, factual for Zodiak Rights.

“The survivors of this atrocity have shown incredible courage in the face of unbelievable horror,” added firstlooktv founder Will Hanrahan. “That these young men and women have allowed their stories to be told is a testament to their strength and resilience.”

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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