Docs

Cargo moves “Sounds Like A Revolution,” “To Be Heard”

Current TV and ABC in Australia are among the networks that have picked up recent doc titles from the New York-based distributor. (Pictured: To Be Heard)
June 8, 2012

New York-based distributor Cargo Film & Releasing has racked up U.S. and international sales for assorted documentary films including To Be Heard (pictured), Love Translated and Badge of Pride.

In the U.S., Current TV has acquired Summer Preney’s Sounds Like a Revolution, a doc about activist musicians whose music is a tool in the struggle for social change. Current TV will broadcast the film this summer.

New York PBS station WNET had picked up Min-Sook Lee’s Badge of Pride, which profiles four gay caps who have come out in what has been seen to be a traditionally anti-gay profession. It will air in June.

Downright Domestic, a 26-episode series featuring lifestyle tips, has been picked up by Ion Life.

Internationally, Edwin Martinez’ To Be Heard, which follows three friends from the South Bronx who write and perform poetry and spoken word, was sold to ABC Australia and UR Sweden.

Both ServusTV for German-speaking Europe and YLE Finland picked up Ian Cheney’s The City Dark, a look at the loss of the night sky and the impact of light pollution.

Lastly, TVP Poland, RTS Switzerland and TV2 Denmark acquired Julia Ivanova’s Love Translated, which follows a group of men who sign up for an organized tour of Ukraine to meet and marry local women.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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