Shadow Distribution has picked up North American theatrical rightsfrom Fortissimo Films to Jasmine Dellal's Romany music documentary When TheRoad Bends...Tales Of A Gypsy Caravan.

Independent documentary DVD distributor Docurama is handling DVDand VOD rights. Fortissimo Films financed the project with the IndependentTelevision Service (ITVS).

Shadow plans a mid-2007 release on the title, which premiered atTribeca and charts five Romany bands as they travel round North America as partof the World Music Institute's six-week concert tour.

'I am extremely excited about working with both Shadow andDocurama,' Dellal said. 'They clearly love the films they work on andhave the expertise necessary to build formidable markets for them.'

Shadow Distribution head Ken Eisen and Mark Kashden negotiated onbehalf of Shadow and Docurama respectively. Houston King and Kjehl Rasmussenrepresented the filmmakers.