Video Services inks Cinema Libre deal

Social documentaries include 'South of the Border'

TORONTO -- Canadian distributor Video Services Corp. is to release California-based Cinema Libre Studio's social issue documentaries up north, via an exclusive all-rights distribution deal unveiled Monday.

The first titles from Los Angeles-based Cinema Libre to be released here include Oliver Stone's "South of the Border," which chronicles the rise to power of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and the Cliff Cobb documentary "The End of Poverty?" which was released in the U.S. in the fall.

Cinema Libre is best known for releasing political docs like "Darfur Diaries," "The Beautiful Truth" and Participant Media's "Angels in the Dust."