Toronto-based 108 Media has announced its latest slate of global documentaries.
108 Media, the Toronto-based global distribution company, has picked up a raft of titles, which will debut at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, which began Nov. 16 and runs through until Nov. 27.
Of the four new titles picked up by the distribution co, three will fall under the company’s 108 Believe label, a specialty distribution arm founded in 2015, and focused on bringing inspiring, real-life stories to the screen. The latest acquisitions under this brand focus on key issues of the year: climate change and the Syrian refugee crisis.
The three 108 Believe titles are Cold Love directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Deia Schlosberg about Lonnie Dupre who has spent the last three decades traveling through the Arctic and raising awareness about the challenges faced by the Inuit people as these regions come under siege; Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, a film by Elias Mater that documents the harrowing journey of Syrians as they attempt to cross over from Turkey to Greece and ultimately appeal for asylum; and Footprint, directed and produced by filmmaker Valentina Canavesio, which takes viewers into worlds where over-population, over-consumption and resource scarcity meet
A fourth title ,The Great Sasuke, follows Japanese wrestler and politician Mikiko Saski during a year of political and cultural change in his life.