Documentary Channel in the U.S. has acquired feature docs End of the Road (pictured) and Under Fire: Journalists in Combat from UK distribution company MercuryMedia.
Directed by Tim Delmastro, End of the Road is a film about the global financial crisis, featuring interviews with financial experts including billionaire Eric Sprott and James G. Rickards, author and consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense. The doc examines the role governments may have played in the financial crisis’ growth.
Documentary Channel has also picked up Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, which investigates the psychological effects of war reporting. Toronto-based filmmaker Martyn Burke’s doc features The Times’ Anthony Lloyd, CBC’s Susie Ormiston and psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Feinstein.
Under Fire was one of 15 films originally shortlisted for the best documentary feature Oscar last year.
“Mercury and Documentary Channel share similar brand values. Under Fire and End Of The Road are great titles which will work well on the channel,” said MercuryMedia chief executive Tim Sparke.
“Both of these films present compelling, well-researched and extremely relevant topics which we think are going to resonate with our viewers; we are thrilled to be premiering them on the channel in the U.S.,” added Documentary Channel senior VP of programming, scheduling and acquisitions Kate Pearson.