Simon Wiesenthal Documentaries to Be Distributed By Cinedigm
The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Moriah Films collection of documentaries, which features narrations by Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock and others, was acquired on Thursday for nontheatrical distribution by Cinedigm Corp.
The collection includes two Academy Award winning documentaries: The Long Way Home, featuring Freeman's narration; and Genocide, the 1982 best documentary Oscar winner narrated by Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Welles.
The Long Way Home takes an in-depth look at post-WWII and the survivors of the Holocaust; while Genocide follows the courage and torture of the Jewish people before and during World War II.
Other narrators in the collection include Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Douglas, Sir Ben Kingsley and Christoph Waltz.
Cinedigm made the deal with Cinema Management Group, founded by Edward Noeltner, an international sales company. It covers home video, digital, television and non-theatrical rights in the U.S. and all digital rights in Canada.
The documentaries will be shown on Cinedigm's digital channel, Docudrama, which launched in May 2014. It is available on devices including Roku, Xbox and Samsung.
In a statement, Susan Margolin, president of Docurama and special acquisitions, called the collection "historically rich and profoundly important."
Richard Trank, executive producer and principal writer-director of Moriah's documentaries, praised the deal for bringing the films to "an even wider audience."