HBO in America, ARTE in France and Germany, Channel 4 in the UK and Channel 8 in Israel are among the broadcasters set to air Holocaust documentary Night Will Fall (pictured) in January 2015.
Directed by André Singer, exec producer of The Act of Killing, the 75-minute film looks at attempts to visually document the liberation of the Nazi Concentration camps at the end of the Second World War. It explores how a team of top filmmakers – including Sidney Bernstein, Richard Crossman and Alfred Hitchcock – came together to try to make a documentary that would provide undeniable evidence of what the allies found.
The resulting film, German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, was intended to be released shortly after the end of the war, but was instead shelved for political reasons. It finally saw the light of day earlier this year, playing at the Berlin International Film Festival and the BFI in London.
HBO, ARTE, Channel 4 and Channel 8 will broadcast Night Will Fall on January 27 as part of a global television event marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The doc will also be shown by ARD in Germany, TVP in Poland, VPRO in The Netherlands, Keshet TV in Israel, DR TV in Denmark, YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway and RTVSLO in Slovenia.
The UK version of the film is narrated by actor Helena Bonham Carter, and in Portugal the doc is being distributed by Midas Filmes. The global TV broadcast comes after the film received special mentions at the Jerusalem Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest earlier this year.
International sales are being handled by Tel Aviv-based Cinephil, which also serves as a coproducer on the film.
Other partners onboard the project include Spring Films, Angel TV Production, Final Cut for Real, GA&A, the BFI, the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, RatPac Documentary Films, and the Danish Film Institute.
Check out a BFI trailer for the film below: