First Run Features Acquires Toronto Fest Docs For U.S. Distribution

The films, "Pink Ribbons Inc." and "Surviving Progress," come from the National Film Board of Canada and Canadian co-producers.

TORONTO - First Run Features has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Pink Ribbons Inc., the National Film Board of Canada documentary by Lea Pool that exposes the breast cancer awareness movement fed by big corporations.

Pink Ribbons premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, as did Surviving Progress, another Canadian documentary to be released stateside by First Run Features.

Directed by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, Surviving Progress is produced by Cinemaginaire, Big Picture Media and the NFB, and questions whether technological and scientific advancement benefits humanity.

Both Canadian documentaries are screening in competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.