News 03 JUN 2014

Sunny Side of the Doc 2014

The international documentary market Sunny Side of he Doc (La Rochelle, France) will start on June 23rd, with a Belgian project in Pitching Session and a Belgian umbrella.

Sunny Side operates international television markets focusing on specialist factual and documentary programming, to promote coproduction and sales relationships amongst production companies and broadcasters.

A Belgian project by Thierry Michel, Doctor Mukwege, has been selected for Sunny Side’s pitching session.
Dr. Mukwege was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to protesting against the sexual violence perpetrated against women in Kivu, in the east of the Congo. He is known as “the man who repairs women”. This film is the portrait of an outstanding man, a preacher, doctor, and family man, whose path and tireless struggle against barbarism is of interest to all those who fight to put an end to these war crimes.
The project will be presented during the Politics & Society session which will take place in the AGORA on June Thursday 26th 11:00 – 12:30 

The Belgian Film agency Wallonie Bruxelles Images will also be present in the market, in the Franco Doc Umbrella (stand B8). Different Belgian producers will participate :

- Les Films De La Passerelle
- Les Films De La Memoire
- Cba/wip Sales
- Alize Production
- Eloges Productions
- No Milk
- Sonuma
- Domino Production
- Playtime Films

More than 2000 participants are expected this year, coming from 56 countries and representing every continent.

Everything about the Sunny Side: www.sunnysideofthedoc.com/