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Breakthrough to shop “A Universal Language”

Igal Hecht's documentary about six comics bringing comedy to conflict-torn Jerusalem had its world premiere at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (Yuk Yuk's founder Mark Breslin pictured).
September 19, 2013

Breakthrough Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to Igal Hecht’s documentary A Universal Language, in which Mark Breslin (pictured), founder of the Yuk Yuk’s comedy club, brings six Canadian stand-up comics to Jerusalem to make Israelis and Palestinians chuckle amid their civil conflict.

The Chutzpa Productions 70-minute film features such comedians as Rebecca Kohler, Aaron Berg and Jean Paul among others.

“In a region rife with daily unrest, A Universal Language is a much-needed breath of fresh air,” said Nat Abraham, president of distribution for Breakthrough Entertainment, in a statement.

 A Universal Language had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Jewish Film Festival.

Breakthrough will introduce the documentary to international buyers at MIPCOM.

 

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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