Wednesday
Nov082017

House Of Film Acquires ‘Little Gandhi’

House of Film, LLC, has secured worldwide sales rights to director Sam Kadi’s documentary Little Gandhi, Syria’s first submission in the Motion Picture Academy’s Foreign Language category. It follows the life of Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar, who became internationally known as “Little Gandhi” for his initiative in facing down violent government security forces with flowers and bottles of water. His capture, torture and subsequent death at the age of 26 outraged the international community. Making the project was an arduous journey for Kadi who had to direct the doc outside of Syria via Skype and filmmakers had to recruit Syrian activists who risked their lives to help arrange and film the interviews after being trained on basic filmmaking techniques also on Skype. The film, which will be at AFM, has been screened for the U.S. Congress, Canadian Parliament, the United Nations, the British Red Cross, and Amnesty International. HOF President Ava B negotiated the deal with Sam K Production.

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