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First Hand Films sells “Moms Mabley,” “Sound of Torture”

Swiss distributor First Hand Films has sold several documentaries, including Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (pictured), to broadcasters in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada.
November 19, 2013

Swiss distributor First Hand Films has sold several documentaries to broadcasters in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada.

ZDF/ARTE and Switzerland’s SRF has picked up the documentary Sound of Torture (one x 52 minutes), which is screening in IDFA’s competition for mid-length documentary this year.

In Israel, DBS acquired Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (one x 54 minutes/one x 72 minutes, pictured), which is also screening at IDFA and aired in the United States on HBO last night (November 18); and Channel 8 picked up Here Comes Uncle Joe (one x 53 minutes/one x 72 minutes).

Canada’s TVO acquired Trespassing Bergman (one x 107 minutes); Al Jazeera in the Middle East picked up Footprints of War (one x 52 minutes); BBC Persian in the UK picked up Where My Heart Beats (one x 56 minutes/one x 72 minutes); LTV in Latvia acquired Raw Herring (one x 75 minutes); and Singapore’s Mediacorp and Slovenia’ RTV acquired And Who Taught You To Drive? (one x 57 minutes/one x 84 minutes).

Finally, Mediacorp and Finnish broadcaster YLE acquired Contact – Magnum Photos (10 x 26 minutes), a series about the contact sheets of the world’s top photographers.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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