Demonstrating that anappetite still exists for cinematic insight into the 1994 Rwandan genocide,producer CrossDay Productions has sold Michael Caton-Jones's drama ShootingDogs to a raft of international territories, including Japan and the UK.

Starring John Hurt and HughDancy, the film tells the harrowing tale of 2,500 Tutsis who took refuge in atechnical school as the massacre spread to their door. Some survivors of thegenocide took key roles in the production, the first to shoot entirely onlocation in Kigali.

CrossDay has sold the BBCFilms-backed Shooting Dogs to Avex in Japan, Metrodome in the UK and Equinoxe in Canada.

Other sales include TimeBandits in Germany - the film will be released there post-Hof -Non-Stop for Scandinavia and Iceland, Echo Film in Portugal, Poland's Vitra, Imagem in Brazil and PT Amero in Indonesia.

Previously represented byRenaissance Films, Shooting Dogs had earlier sold to France (Haut EtCourt), Spain (Lauren Film), Benelux (A Film/Cinelibre), Switzerland(Frenetic), Mexico (Gussi), Greece (Odeon) and the Middle East (Phars).