Rialto Distribution has acquired the theatrical and home video rights for documentary feature, We Are Together (Thina Simunye) for both Australia and New Zealand.

The deal was negotiated by Rialto's CEO, Kelly Rogers and by Annie Roney from ro*co films international on behalf of the producers, Rise films.

Rialto's Rogers said, 'We are absolutely delighted to be involved with such an amazing and heart-warming film and look forward to promoting this charming crowd-pleaser all over Australia and New Zealand'.

We Are Together (Thina Simunye) producer Teddy Leifer commented, 'Rialto has brought some excellent films to Australia and New Zealand over the last few years and they are quality distributor with integrity. We're proud to be working with them'.

We Are Together (Thina Simunye) has won Audience Awards at all of its premieres, including the Edinburgh Audience Award at it's UK premiere, where it became the second documentary to win the award in a decade.

The documentary, directed by Paul Taylor, is a RISE films production, in association with The Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation, HBO Documentary Films and EMI.