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CBC doc channel acquires Lanzmann doc short

The Oscar-shortlisted doc from Toronto-based filmmaker Adam Benzine has also been sold into five other territories. (Pictured: Claude Lanzmann)
January 7, 2016

CBC’s Documentary Channel has acquired Adam Benzine’s documentary short Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah.

The film was written, produced and directed by the Toronto-based filmmaker. It has also been picked up by Channel 1 in Israel, VPRO in Holland, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland and TVP in Poland.

As previously announced, Claude Lanzmann was also acquired by HBO, DR (Denmark) and ZDF/ARTE (Germany/France) after it bowed at Toronto’s Hot Docs film festival in April.

The 40-minute film details the making of director Claude Lanzmann’s 10-hour Holocaust documentary Shoah, which was released in 1985.

In October it was announced the doc had made the shortlist for the Academy Awards in the Documentary Short Subject category.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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