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Dogwoof buys “Chameleon,” sells “Village”

Dogwoof has sold a documentary about a remote village to Al Jazeera English and has picked up distribution rights to the in-production doc Chameleon. (Pictured: A Village at the End of the World)
September 3, 2013

Dogwoof has sold a documentary about a remote village to Al Jazeera English and has picked up distribution rights to the in-production doc Chameleon.

The first television sales deal with Al Jazeera will see Sarah Gavron and David Katznelson’s film Village at the End of the World (pictured) air on Al Jazeera English in the UK on October 2, with an Al Jazeera America broadcast set to follow later on in the year.

The Met Film-produced doc looks at a village in Greenland made up of 58 adults and one teenager, as they attempt to save their town from a lack of industry by re-opening a fish factory.

“This story is perfect for our viewers and communities all around the world,” said Flora Gregory, editor of Al Jazeera English’s flagship documentary strand ‘Witness.’

In addition, Dogwoof has acquired Ryan Mullin’s Chameleon, and will act as the sales agent for the documentary for all territories and platforms.

The film, currently in production, looks at the investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw – who has been called the “James Bond of Ghanaian journalism” – as he takes on his next case. He has previously exposed the terrible conditions of a psychiatric hospital by admitting himself, and uncovered a sex-trafficking ring by pretending to be a bartender.

Set to be completed in late 2014, the Eyesteelfilm doc will be released by Dogwoof in the UK in 2014.

Chameleon immediately stood out for us when we saw it being pitched at Hot Docs Forum,” said Dogwoof Global’s Vesna Cudic. “It’s an exhilarating story with a charismatic protagonist, and unprecedented access. We are excited to come on board now and start building audiences for the film.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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