Dogwoof Global has picked up international sales rights to Eva Orner’s directorial debut The Network, the story of Afghanistan’s first independent television network.

The deal was brokered between Vesna Cudic of Dogwoof Global and Orner. The documentary gets its world premiere at SXSW.

Cudic said: “I am delighted to bring into the Dogwoof fold Eva Orner’s debut documentary. With the imminent withdrawal of the US forces in 2014, this film is very timely and perfect for the upcoming MipTV.”

Orner shared the 2008 Best Documentary Oscar with Alex Gibney for Taxi to the Darkside.