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Exclusive: Pivot acquires “This is Exile” doc

Participant Media-owned net Pivot has acquired the television rights to the documentary This is Exile: Diary of Child Refugees (pictured) from London-based distributor Boulder Creek International.
October 19, 2015

Participant Media-owned net Pivot has acquired the television rights to the documentary This is Exile: Diary of Child Refugees (pictured) from London-based distributor Boulder Creek International.

The hour-long doc – produced by Make Productions in partnership with the charity Save the Children – follows child refugees fleeing the violence of Syria’s civil war, and their lives in Lebanon over the course of one year.

Pivot aims to air the film in early 2016 during the U.S. network’s forthcoming ‘Stand Up for Justice’ programming initiative. The doc is also set to screen at next month’s International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the BBC Arabic Film Festival, WARM Sarajevo, DOCUMENT International Human Rights Festival and One World Slovakia.

The deal was brokered by BCI’s senior sales executive Pamela Martinez.

“The documentary film serves as a poignant reminder that in April 2016, the Syrian conflict will have been going on for five years,” reads a statement from BCI. “With no end in sight, audiences around the world now have an opportunity to see a snapshot of life created by civil war through the eyes of the children involved.”

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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