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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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