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TVF to screen docs at philosophy fest HowTheLightGetsIn

The independent distributor will showcase more than 30 hours of documentaries during the 10-day UK festival, including Marx Reloaded (pictured), Everything and Nothing, Buddha in Suburbia and Sex, Death and the Gods.
May 18, 2012

Independent UK factual distributor TVF International is teaming up with British philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn for a second year to screen a selection of documentaries alongside its talks, debates, parties, concerts and comedy shows.

The screenings, to be held on the Pavilion stage, will include Marx Reloaded (pictured), a film that applies Marx’s ideas of the financial crisis; Everything and Nothing, which examines the size and science behind empty space; and Buddha in Suburbia, about a Buddhist monk living in North London.

Additionally, director Beeban Kidron will attend the festival to present her doc Sex, Death and the Gods, about India’s devadasi – girls that are devoted to a goddess and then sold for sex at puberty. In all, TVF will present more than 30 hours of films.

“We are very excited to be sponsoring the documentary strand again at this year’s festival. It gives us a chance to showcase some of our top titles to an engaged and interested audience,” Jessica Bennetts, TVF’s head of sales, said in a statement. “HowTheLightGetsIn is all about intelligent debate and encouraging new ways of looking at the world around us – and this is at the heart of what we do, too.”

The festival takes place in Hay-on-Wye in England from June 1-10.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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