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Passion secures pre-sales for “Three Days of Terror”

The London-based distributor has inked a raft of pre-sales for the Dan Reed-directed documentary Charlie Hebdo: Three Days of Terror (pictured).
December 16, 2015

London-based Passion Distribution has inked a raft of international pre-sales for Dan Reed‘s documentary Charlie Hebdo: Three Days of Terror (pictured).

Produced by Reed’s Amos Pictures in association with the BBC, HBO and France 2, the film has been licensed to Italy’s Discovery Channel, Israel’s Channel 8, Belgium’s VTM and HBO in the Netherlands and Hungary.

Through exclusive access to the French authorities and rarely-seen footage, the hour-long film will provide an in-depth look into the January 2015 attacks, when gunmen forced their way into the satirical magazine’s headquarters. The film offers intimate interviews and commentary from key witnesses, law enforcement and first responders, and survivors.

The film marks the first anniversary of the attacks that left 12 dead and 11 others injured at the Charlie Hebdo offices.

“I wanted to make something that was as gripping as a Bourne film, but based on rock-solid journalism,” said Reed, who previously directed the Emmy-nominated Terror in Mumbai, in a statement. “I wanted to get my audience closer than ever to the action, but also for them to experience the story in a very immersive, intimate way, and we were able to do this through the eyes of some incredible survivors we interviewed.”

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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