Zed to shop “Inside the SS”

Paris-based distributor Zed is handling international sales for Serge de Sampigny's 90-minute event doc, Inside the SS (pictured).
March 24, 2016

Paris-based distributor Zed has inked a deal with doc specialist Histodoc for international rights to Serge de Sampigny‘s 90-minute film, Inside the SS (pictured).

The film details the activities of Germany’s Third Reich from the perspective of SS soldiers – Hitler’s personal guards – who are still alive today.

Inside the SS is crafted around exclusive witness accounts and previously-unseen archival footage that has since been recolored. The film – which examines the fanaticism and political radicalization fostered by the SS – was made under the guidance of historian Jean-Luc Leleu, according to Zed.

De Sampigny, founder of prodco Histodoc, spent two years finding his subjects, which include “several dozen” former SS officers and soldiers who now reside in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France and the UK. The group agreed to speak openly about their roles during the period.

Zed is presently finalizing the doc’s international financing.

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