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NFB racks up global sales of Prosecutor doc at MIP

Press release

2011/04/08


Fascinating portrait of Luis Moreno-Ocampo,
first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court


Montreal, April 8, 2010 – Making its premiere at MIP, the White Pine Pictures/National Film Board of Canada co-produced documentary Prosecutor has been acquired by Icarus Films (USA), Televisió de Catalunya (Catalonia), Antidote Films (Australia and New Zealand), IKON (Netherlands), NRK Norway, and DBS Satellite Services (Israel and the West Bank).

It’s a fascinating portrait of Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first Prosecutor of the recently formed International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. As the ICC makes headlines, investigating allegations of war crimes committed by Moammar Gadhafi, Prosecutor is making news of its own, racking up sales to distributors and broadcasters around the world.

About the film

Responsible for investigating and prosecuting some of the world’s worst criminals for some of the world’s most egregious crimes, Moreno-Ocampo is a hero to genocide survivors, but he has powerful critics on the right and the left. With extraordinary access, Prosecutor follows Moreno-Ocampo’s every move, as history unfolds before us.

Prosecutor is directed by Barry Stevens and produced by Julia Bennett and Peter Raymont (White Pine Pictures) and Lea Marin (National Film Board of Canada). The executive producers are Peter Raymont (White Pine Pictures) and Silva Basmajian (National Film Board of Canada).

The film was shot in HD, and is available in 92-minute or 57-minute versions.


About the NFB

Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is expanding the vocabulary of 21st-century cinema and breaking new ground in form and content through community filmmaking projects, cross-platform media, programs for emerging filmmakers, stereoscopic animation – and more. It works in collaboration with creative filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. Its NFB.ca Screening Room features almost 2,000 productions online, including high-definition and 3D films. The NFB also puts the experience of cinema into the hands of Canadians everywhere through its acclaimed mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, and now, Canada’s first film app for the Android platform.

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Information

Pat Dillon, NFB Publicist
Telephone: 514-283-9411
Cell: 514-206-1750
E-mail: p.a.dillon@nfb.ca