Docs

“The Anthropologist,” “Theo Who Lived” land distribution

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to The Anthropologist (pictured), while Zeitgeist Films has bought U.S. rights for Theo Who Lived.
June 2, 2016

Distributor Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to environmental documentary The Anthropologist (pictured).

Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger of Ironbound Films, the doc follows an anthropologist and her teenage daughter as they study the impact of climate change on indigenous communities around the world. Read realscreen’s story on the doc here.

The El Segundo, California-based company will release the film across all platforms in the U.S. and Canada this fall. The Anthropologist world premiered at DOC NYC in November as a co-presentation with the American Museum of Natural History.

In other doc distribution news, Zeitgeist Films has acquired the U.S. theatrical and non-theatrical rights to David Schisgall’s Theo Who Lived, about American journalist Theo Padnos who was kidnapped in Syria by Islamic militants and held for 22 months.

The distributor will open the doc theatrically on September 30 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City and roll it out in select U.S. cities later in the fall.

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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