Gedeon sells UNICEF series around the world

France-based factual producer and distributor Gedeon Programmes has sold documentary series Portraits-Self Portraits to a raft of broadcasters.

The show has been picked up by NHK (Japan), SBS (Australia), YLE (Finland), Odisea (Spain), Halogen TV (US), Canal Educarse (Argentina), Planete (Poland) and SVT (Slovakia).

French filmmaker Gilles Porte travels to 20 countries, across five continents, to film 3-to-6-year-olds drawing their own self portraits.

The 80-part short form series is coproduced by Arte, TV5 Monde and French DTT channel Gulli and was a produced in association with UNICEF to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The show will debut this month to coincide with the anniversary.

Gedeon, which is selling the series internationally, said that is close to sealing deals with ten other broadcasters.

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