Doc 'The Wrong Light' Nabbed by Cinema Guild
The film follows an activist who leads an anti-trafficking NGO in Northern Thailand that provides shelter and education to young girls rescued from brothels.
Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Josie Swantek Heitz and Dave Adams’ documentary The Wrong Light.
The film follows an activist who leads an anti-trafficking NGO in Northern Thailand that provides shelter and education to young girls rescued from brothels. But as the filmmakers embed themselves in at the shelter and meet the young girls and their families, discrepancies begin to emerge. As the filmmakers embark on a quest for the truth and attempt to keep the girls safe, the film takes a shocking turn and uncovers a dark side of the child advocacy behind the trafficking headlines.
The film is produced by Shine Global, the Academy-Award winning non-profit production company behind Inocente, and Emmy winner War/ Dance.
The Wrong Light will be released theatrically this fall.
Said Blandine Mercier-McGovern of Cinema Guild, “Josie and Dave have crafted a gripping, complex and essential documentary that unfolds like a mystery and will shake audiences around the country. We have been following the project since the release of Inocente in 2012 and yet we were astonished by the empowering force of the film. We look forward to collaborating with Shine Global again and to the passionate discussions The Wrong Light will spark.”
Mercier-McGovern negotiated the deal along with Susan MacLaury, Albie Hecht and Alex Blaney of Shine Global, and Shine’s attorney, Roy Langbord.