UK distributor MercuryMedia has picked up Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, a four-years-in-the-making doc about the Pulitzer prize-winning author behind The Color Purple.
The doc, from Kali Films, promises a candid portrait of the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and is directed by Pratibha Parmar. Mercury will bring the title to MIPCOM in Cannes next week, alongside a number of new titles.
Other acquisitions for the distributor include Upside Down: The Creation Records Story, which profiles the record label that was home to some of the most popular British acts of the 1990s, including Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine
Also new is Going Vertical, a doc which tells the story of the 60s Shortboard Revolution, from Australian producer Robert Raymond (Schindler’s List). The film focuses on the rivalries between the surf champions of Hawaii, California and Australia’s Gold Coast, and their quest to design the fastest, most agile surfboard.
Finally, Mormon Singles: from Duck Beach to Eternity promises rare access to the insular world of single Mormonism, and is billed as a timely accompaniment for any broadcaster’s U.S. presidential coverage.