Keo Films’ Exodus: Our Journey to Europe is making a trip around the world.
Indie distributor Hat Trick International has confirmed a range of new global deals for the award-winning three-part documentary special.
Presenting a terrifying, intimate and epic portrait of the migration crisis, Exodus:Our Journey to Europe has been acquired by Planete Cable for France, French-speaking Belgium and Africa, TVO for Canada and SBS for Australia.
Further deals in Europe have been concluded with DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), AMC Networks (Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia), 365 Media (Iceland), RTE (Ireland), RTL (Netherlands), NRK (Norway) and SVT (Sweden). Keo also co-produced a version for Canal Plus in France and WGBH’s Frontline strand in the U.S.
Exodus aired over three consecutive nights on BBC2 in 2016, achieving wide critical acclaim and picking up a variety of awards, including two RTS Craft & Design Awards, two Prix Italia Awards, the Liberty – Human Rights Arts Award and the Broadcast Award for Documentary Series.
In November, BBC2 announced the commission a new series that will follow the developing stories of migration and the response to the migration crisis.
This second series, which is now in production for delivery in 2018, has already been pre-sold by Hat Trick International to SBS (Australia), RTE (Ireland), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway) and YLE (Finland).
“In Exodus: Our Journey to Europe viewers are given a unique insight into the real individual human stories behind the headlines,” said Sarah Tong, director of sales at Hat Trick International, in a statement. “International broadcasters were quick to recognize the relevance and importance of the first series, and I’m pleased to see this being repeated as the team return to follow up on this important and constantly developing global issue.”