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7th Art Releasing Buys Panorama Winner "In Heaven, Underground" Out of Hot Docs

Photo of Dana Harris By Dana Harris | Indiewire May 4, 2011 at 11:37AM

7th Art Releasing bought North American distribution rights and world television rights to Britta Wauer’s "In Heaven, Underground: The Jewish Cemetery in Berlin-Weissensee." It's currently playing as part of the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto.
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7th Art Releasing bought North American distribution rights and world television rights to Britta Wauer’s "In Heaven, Underground: The Jewish Cemetery in Berlin-Weissensee." It's currently playing as part of the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto.

"In Heaven," which won the Panorama Audience Award after its world premiere this year at Berlin International Film Festival, is an exploration of Berlin's 130-year-old Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, the oldest Jewish cemetery still in use in Europe; it remained in Jewish hands during the Nazi regime. Among the people Wauer portrays are "mourners, tourists, a young family residing at the cemetery, a third-generation gravedigger and an ornithologist studying rare birds of prey."

Here's the trailer:

7th Art plans a winter theatrical release later this year.

This article is related to: Festivals, World Cinema, Acquisitions