Java bringing Deadly Fashion to the Croisette

Sweatshop_Frida-Anniken-Ludvig_At-Sokty's_140127_Kambodsja-08786France-based distributor Java Films has recut Nordic web series Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion into a one-off doc and will launch it at MIPDoc next week.

The 1x52mins film has fashion-obsessed teens experiencing life in a Cambodian sweat shop. Hacienda Films was on production duty and has worked with Java on the TV series.

The original series ran, in five eleven-minute instalments, on the website of Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. It generated 2.5 million views and widespread local press coverage.

Several broadcasters have already acquired Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion including TVN in Poland, VRT in Belgium, Globosat in Brazil and TG4 in Ireland).

Java’s head of acquisitions Kathryn Bonnici said: “It’s an incredibly powerful, character-driven film that really shows the cost of cheap fashion. We are thrilled to take it to market and will be keeping our eyes peeled for other viral hits in the future”.

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