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MercuryMedia picks up Alice Walker doc

UK distributor MercuryMedia has picked up Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, a four-years-in-the-making doc about the Pulitzer prize-winning author behind The Color Purple.
October 4, 2012

UK distributor MercuryMedia has picked up Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, a four-years-in-the-making doc about the Pulitzer prize-winning author behind The Color Purple.

The doc, from Kali Films, promises a candid portrait of the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and is directed by Pratibha Parmar. Mercury will bring the title to MIPCOM in Cannes next week, alongside a number of new titles.

Other acquisitions for the distributor include Upside Down: The Creation Records Story, which profiles the record label that was home to some of the most popular British acts of the 1990s, including Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine

Also new is Going Vertical, a doc which tells the story of the 60s Shortboard Revolution, from Australian producer Robert Raymond (Schindler’s List). The film focuses on the rivalries between the surf champions of Hawaii, California and Australia’s Gold Coast, and their quest to design the fastest, most agile surfboard.

Finally, Mormon Singles: from Duck Beach to Eternity promises rare access to the insular world of single Mormonism, and is billed as a timely accompaniment for any broadcaster’s U.S. presidential coverage.

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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