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Toronto Briefs: Dogwoof Takes On ‘Dangerous Acts’; TrustNordisk Pre-Selling ‘The Absent One’ With Added Cast; More

Dogwoof Global has boarded international sales on Madeleine Sackler documentary Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus. The deal follows HBO Documentary Films’ acquisition of U.S. TV rights earlier this week. Sackler’s film is a behind-the-scenes look at the Belarus Free Theatre as the troupe struggles to stage imaginative, thought-provoking pieces under a repressive regime. Dangerous Acts screens Monday September 9 as part of Tiff Docs. Read More »

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HBO To Air Toronto-Bound Docu ‘Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus’

HBO Dangerous Acts Acquisition>NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 – HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. television rights to Madeleine Sackler’s feature documentary DANGEROUS ACTS STARRING THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS OF BELARUS, it was announced today. The film will have its world premiere Sunday, Sept. 8 at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and debut on HBO in 2014. DANGEROUS ACTS STARRING THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS OF BELARUS highlights the powerful and innovative work of the award-winning Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) group. Founded in March 2005 by Natalia Kaliada, Vladimir Shcherban and acclaimed journalist Nicolai Khalezin – all of whom currently live in exile in London – BFT creates theater that challenges social and political issues in their home country of Belarus and the current regime of Alexander Lukashenko, often called the last dictatorship in Europe.

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