Nascent sales outfit Coach 14 has taken on international sales on a new hot button documentary from John Pilger entitled The War On Democracy.

The film,which is sure to spark controversy, examines the 'brutal reality of theBush notion of 'spreading democracy'' and the idea that the USpresident is actually conducting a war on democracy.

An exclusive on the road interview with Hugo Chavez and anexclusive chat with Duane Clarridge, who ran the CIA's war in LatinAmerica in the 1980s, are two of the highlights.

Alongside Pilger,Christopher Martin also directed and produced. The archiving was doneby Michael Moore collaborator Carl Deal.

Coach 14 has world rightsexcluding Australia where Hopscotch has the film and the UK whereLionsgate is releasing in June. The film will be screened privately for Cannesbuyers.

Also on Coach 14's Cannes line up is Critics Week openerHeros from Bruno Merle which has already sold to Benelux's Les Films deL'Elysee and Japan's King Records. Shellac will release in France.

And,in the Directors' Fortnight, Turkish-Greek co-production Yumurta is also on Coach14's slate of completed films.

In the project stage are El Rey De La Montana by GonzaloLopez-Gallego. The survival film was produced by Guillermo del Toroproducer Estudios Picasso and stars Leonardo Sbaraglia and MariaValverde.

Musical docu-fiction, Raval, Raval by Antoni Verdaguer, androad movie Road Spain by Jordi Vidal round out the slate.