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.