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HBO Europe buys North Korea doc

HBO Europe has acquired a documentary about North Korean refugees hiding in China, one of a number of deals distributor First Hand Films has secured. HBO’s deal is for the 1x58mins The Defector – Escape from North Korea, which is filmed undercover and follows the journey thousands of North Koreans make to China. Elsewhere, RSI […]

Dutch channel buys Sinai Desert kidnap doc

A Dutch public broadcaster has become the latest to acquire The Sound of Torture, a chilling documentary about refugee kidnappings in the Sinai Desert. Esther Van Messel, CEO of the film’s distributor First Hand Films, told TBI pubcaster Vara has acquired the 1x52mins doc (aka Journey Story), which comes from Israel’s Trabelsi Production and satcaster […]