UK distributor Dogwoof has acquired UK rights to Countdown to Zero from The Works International.

Lucy Walker’s documentary about the dangers of nuclear weapons premiered at Sundance and also screened in Official Selection in Cannes.

Lawrence Bender produced, and Participant Media financed along with the World Security Institute.

The deal was negotiated by Dogwoof’s CEO Anna Godas with Carl Clifton from The Works International

Dogwoof concentrates on socially conscious films, and its forthcoming releases also include Restrepo, No Impact Man and Collapse.

“We are very excited about taking on Countdown to Zero for the UK market,” said Dogwoof’s founder Andy Whittaker. “Lucy Walker is one of the best documentary filmmakers around and her film is incredibly powerful, including incredible access to high-profile figures such Gorbachev and Blair. Dogwoof aims to run a wide and innovative campaign around the film this autumn.”

Carl Clifton, MD of The Works International added: “This is an important film that is gathering momentum on a global scale, supported not just by Participant and the hugely influential Global Zero network but by people from all walks of life. It truly is a phenomenon. We’re delighted to be working on it with Dogwoof. Their approach is always smart and innovative and their track record in documentaries is fantastic. They are the perfect partner for Countdown to Zero.”