EXCLUSIVE: London-based Dogwoof has locked a collection of worldwide offers for Jason Kohn’s diamond trade documentary Nothing Lasts Perpetually and Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s debut function Midwives on the primary day of the 2022 IDFA Discussion board.
Produced by Kilo Movies for Showtime and directed by Kohn (Love Means Zero), Nothing Lasts Perpetually was bought to VPRO (Netherlands), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), Movistar/Telefonica (Spain and Andorra), VRT (Belgium), and Madman (Australia and New Zealand).
Additional offers embrace NOS Lusomundo (Portugal and PALOP), HOT8 and Yesdocu (Israel), RTBF (Belgium – French talking), PTS (Taiwan), PCCW (Hong Kong and Macau), and RUV (Iceland). Showtime holds North American rights.
Producers on the doc embrace Amanda Branson Gill, Jared Ian Goldman, and Jason Kohn. Govt producers are Vinnie Malhotra for Showtime, and co-producers are Kimberley Hassett, Jonathan Gribetz, and Heloisa Passos.
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s Midwives has bought to NHK (Japan), CBC (Canada), France TV (France), VRT (Belgium), Al Jazeera (MENA), Madman, (Australia and New Zealand), PCCW (Hong Kong, Macau), LRT (Lituania). Beforehand introduced gross sales embrace BBC (United Kingdom), SVT (Sweden), VG TV (Norway), DR (Denmark), and RUV (Iceland), with POV holding rights for North America.
The doc is an EyeSteelFilm, Ama Movie, Snow Movies manufacturing, edited and produced by Mila Aung-Thwin and Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, produced by Ulla Lehmann and Bob Moore in co-production with POV Documentary Movies.
The 2 buzzy docs have loved prolonged pageant runs, with Nothing Lasts Perpetually opening at Berlin Movie Competition earlier this 12 months, adopted by a North American Premiere at SXSW. Midwives premiered within the World Cinema Documentary Competitors at Sundance 2022, the place it took house the Excellence In Verité Filmmaking World Cinema Documentary Particular Jury Award.
Revamped ten years, Nothing Lasts Perpetually follows director Jason Kohn as he infiltrates the secretive diamond trade to uncover a black market in artificial diamonds, a commerce that would threaten the worth of each official diamond.
The synopsis continues: Greater than financial values are at stake, the common image of affection and dedication – the engagement ring – hangs within the stability. That includes among the most colourful and highly effective trade insiders together with Dusan Simic, Aja Raden, Martin Rappaport, Stephen Lussier, and Chandu Sheta, Nothing Lasts Perpetually launches the viewer deep inside a prison investigation and forces us to rethink the creation of worth itself.
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s debut follows two midwives, one Buddhist and one Muslim, as they defy strict ethnic divisions to work facet by facet in a makeshift clinic in western Myanmar, offering medical providers to the Rohingya of Rakhine State. Over 5 years, we witness their struggles, hopes, and desires amidst an atmosphere of ever-increasing chaos and violence.
The synopsis reads: Midwives is a delicate, nonetheless gaze inside a rustic ripped aside by battle and non secular divisions. Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s neutral lens lets the actions of the brave girls communicate volumes, highlighting their power and unity. Midwives is an genuine view inside a rustic that has lengthy been exoticized and mythologized.