London-based factual distributor Scorpion TV has sold a number of wide-ranging documentaries to broadcasters in Canada, Europe, Australia and the U.S., and has acquired three docs, including World on a String.
Intersexion from Ponsonby Films is a 52-minute documentary looking at the lives of intersex people, formerly known as hermaphrodites, and how medical thinking has changed over the years regarding the subject. CBC News Network in Canada, SBS in Denmark and SIC in Portugal have all licensed the film.
ARTE in France and Germany has acquired realscreen 2011 MIPCOM Pick Defusing Human Bombs, a 52-minute film from First Take Films about a school in Pakistan that tries to rehabilitate potential suicide bombers, while SBS in Australia and BPM TV in Canada picked up The Sony Ericsson World B Boy Championships , an 18 x 30-minute series from Boom Pictures.
Here TV in the U.S. acquired Out in Mumbai, a 52-minute film from 21 Productions, about the liberalization of laws around homosexuality in India.
Also in the U.S., Link TV acquired Another Night on Earth, a Hibrida-produced film about taxi drivers in Cairo who engage in conversations about life in Egypt with their passengers before, during and after the revolution.
Press TV in Iran has picked up The Visitors, on prison visitors in New York, and To The Bone, about the dangers faced by meat workers in Brazil.
Ananey in Israel picked up the travel series Places We Go, a 14 x 44-minute series from Eve Media.
Scorpion TV has also acquired a number of 52-minute films, including It’s a Girl, a doc shot in India and China and focusing on the issues facing girls today in various parts of the world, including murders, abandonment and being aborted; and The Search for the First European, a “scientific road movie” regarding Europe’s origin.
Scorpion also picked up World on a String (pictured, above), documenting the world of competitive yo-yoing.