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“Moms Mabley” heads to Sweden

Swiss distributor First Hand Films has licensed assorted docs, including Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (pictured) and Aung San Suu Kyi - Lady of No Fear, to broadcasters in Belgium, Finland and Sweden.
February 5, 2014

Swiss distributor First Hand Films has licensed assorted docs, including Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (pictured), My Atomic Aunt and Aung San Suu Kyi - Lady of No Fear, to broadcasters in Sweden, Belgium and Finland.

Belgium’s Lichtpunt picked up Surviving the Tsunami – My Atomic Aunt, a doc on the life of a business woman after the Japanese tsunami of 2011, and Footprints of War, on the impact of war on nature.

In Finland, YLE acquired the VOD rights to Aung San Suu Kyi – Lady of No Fear about the Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. The broadcaster previously acquired the TV rights to the Kamoli Films Production.

Sweden’s SVT took Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley about the pioneering comedian, while France Télévisions acquired The Only Son, about a boy torn between the remote Himalayan village he came from and the world he has seen in Kathmandu and Holland.

Switzerland’s RTS licensed 20 Farmers Hit Fame – No Business Like Show Business, a doc about Swiss farmers who are on the cusp of fame.

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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