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‘POV’ takes U.S. rights to “On Her Shoulders”, “The Silence of Others”

PBS’ long-running indie docu strand ‘POV’ has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Alexandria Bombach’s acclaimed film On Her Shoulders and Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar’s The Silence of Others. The 94-minute On ...
June 5, 2018

PBS’ long-running indie docu strand ‘POV’ has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Alexandria Bombach’s acclaimed film On Her Shoulders and Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar’s The Silence of Others.

The 94-minute On Her Shoulders follows Nadia Murad (pictured), a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor who actively tries to turn the world’s attention to the plight of her people. The film enjoyed its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won Bombach the Directing Award for U.S. Documentary.

‘POV’ also picked up Carracedo and Bahar’s The Silence of Others (96 minutes), which looks at the first attempt in 77 years to prosecute crimes of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco.

Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight crimes against humanity in a country still divided four decades into democracy. The documentary took the Panorama Audience Award and Peace Prize following its world premiere at Berlinale 2018.

The deals were negotiated by Justine Nagan and Christopher White on behalf of POV; RYOT on behalf of On Her Shoulders; and ITVS and Semilla Verde Productions on behalf of The Silence of Others.

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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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