The SundanceChannel has acquired the US pay television rights to four documentary filmsthat premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
The fourpictures are Jorgen Leth and Lars Von Trier's film-making exercise The FiveObstructions; RuthieShatz and Adi Barash's Israeli prostitution story Garden; Jean Michel Roux's Icelandicsupernature picture Investigation Into The Invisible World; and Screaming Men, Mika Ronkainen's account of a choir ofFinnish men who scream.
All the dealswere negotiated for Sundance Channel by Christian Vesper, vice president ofacquisitions at Sundance Channel Entertainment.
The FiveObstructions and ScreamingMen were negotiated byRikke Ennis of Trust Film Sales, Garden by producer Adi Barash and Investigation Into TheInvisible World wasnegotiated by Andrew Herwitz of the Film Sales Company.
"The Sundance Film Festival has become one of thepre-eminent festivals in the world to screen documentary films, so it is mostappropriate that Sundance Channel be able to take some of these films to thebroader audience they deserve," Paola Freccero, senior vice president ofSundance Channel's film programming, said in a statement.
Freccero alsounveiled the spring line-up of premieres for the network's weekly DOCday destination,which celebrates its first anniversary this month.
Titles include AnonymouslyYours, Gayle Ferraro'sinvestigation into sex trafficking in the South-East Asian country of Myanmar; TheLast Just Man, StevenSilver's account of Rwanda's slip into genocide in the early 1990s; and MarcusVetter's The Tunnel,which documents various escape plots hatched by East Germans at the time of theconstruction of the Berlin Wall.