Cannes 2012: 2Pilots Board Julien Temple’s ‘Children of the Revolution: This is Rio'

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CANNES – German production company 2Pilots has come on board Julien Temple’s new music documentary Children of the Revolution: This is Rio.

The doc, which looks at the musical, social, political and cultural revolutions that have transformed Brazil since the 1960s, is set to begin shooting in Rio de Janeiro in mid-September. Temple, who directed Sex Pistols’ documentary The Filth and the Fury (2000) and Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (2007) about the late Clash frontman, is currently putting the finishing touches on BabyLon/don, a look at the musical history of the British capital city, which is timed to bow for this summer’s London Olympics.

Arne Ludwig and Joerg Siepmann of Cologne-based 2Pilots will tap German funding sources to help close financing with British co-producers Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) and Brazil’s TV Zero. Ludwig brought on German distributor Rapid Eye Movies, who will bow Children of the Revolution theatrically in Germany. 2Pilots is also in “advance negotiations” with German broadcasters for TV rights.

Ealing Metro International have world-wide rights to the documentary and are selling the film in Cannes.

In a separate move, Brazil’s TV Zero has partnered with F&ME for Streetkids United II, the sequel to F&ME’s soccer documentary Streetkids United, which looked at homeless South African kids who organized the first-ever Street Child World Cup. The new film will document events at the 2014 Street Child World Cup in Rio in 2014.

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