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Palm taps 'Together' AIDS doc

Palm taps 'Together' AIDS doc
PARK CITY -- Palm Pictures picked up North American theatrical and home video rights Wednesday to the documentary We Are Together, the story of a South African AIDS orphanage.

Paul Taylor's film follows the orphans as they train for a London concert while struggling with their loss. The film won audience awards at this year's Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.

Taylor and Teddy Leifer produced through RISE Films in association with HBO Documentary Films and the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation. Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake's Keep A Child Alive Foundation and Bono's ONE campaign will support the release.

Palm plans a May theatrical release, followed by a DVD release shortly thereafter.

The deal was negotiated by Palm managing partner Jan Korbelin with Ro*co Films International president Annie Roney.

IDA finalizes entries for DocuWeek

IDA finalizes entries for DocuWeek
The International Documentary Assn. is featuring 12 feature-length documentaries and five short nonfiction films in its 11th annual Theatrical Documentary Showcase, DocuWeek, set for Aug. 17-23 at the ArcLight Hollywood and the Landmark West Los Angeles. Features appearing are Chops, Curt Kobain About a Son, In the Shadow of the Moon, Here and Now, "Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone," Nanking, A Promise to the Dead, The Price of Sugar, Protagonist, Taxi to the Dark Side, "War/Dance" and We Are Together. The featured shorts are Angel's Fire, Gene Boy, Steps to Eternity, Salim Baba and Sari's Mother.

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