Digital distributor GoDigital has acquired rights to the Javier Bardem-produced documentary “Sons of The Clouds: The Last Colony” ahead of the film’s Toronto International Film Festival screening Thursday, September 13 in the Mavericks sidebar. GoDigital plans to release the film mid-October in concert with a theatrical debut at the IFC Center in New York that will kick off a series of screenings around the country.
“Sons of The Clouds,” which first screened at the Berlin Film Festival, focuses on an unresolved conflict in the Western Sahara region of Northern Africa that has resulted in the displacement of nearly 200,000 Sahrawi people to refugee camps. Lilly Hartley produced the project along with Bardem and Morena Films’ Alvaro Longoria, who directed.
“This is a gripping documentary made by passionate filmmakers,” said GoDigital CEO Logan Mulvey. “We’ve been following the project for a while and wanted to grab it before it played at Toronto.”
WME Global negotiated the deal for the filmmakers.