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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
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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