P.O.V., the long-running strand for non-fiction films on US public television (PBS), has picked up broadcast rights to Shimon Dotan's Israeli documentary Hot House following its recent world premiere at Sundance.

The film played in the World Cinema Competition: Documentary programme and examines the lives of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons.

P.O.V. executive director Simon Kilmurry negotiated the deal with Dotan and producer Arik Bernstein. Yonatan Aroch and Dikla Barkai also served as producers.

Hot House was awarded a Special Jury Prize by the World Documentary jurors at the weekend awards ceremony.

The film's timeframe coincided with the run-up to the Palestinian elections of Jan 25, 2006, which brought about victory for the fundamentalist Hamas movement.