ZDF Nabs German Rights to WWII Documentary 'Lost Airmen of Buchenwald'

The film tells the true story of Allied airmen who were imprisoned in the infamous Nazi concentration camp.

BERLIN – ZDF Enterprises has picked up German TV rights to the WWII documentary Lost Airmen of Buchenwald from IMG Media. Directed by Mike Dorsey, the doc tells the little-known story of 168 Allied airmen who were imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp in the final months of World War II. Accused by the Nazis of being “terrorists and saboteurs,” they faced a race against time to escape their execution.

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, picked up Lost Airmen following a public screening in Weimar, Germany in commemoration of the Buchenwald Memorial. The screening was attended by Dorsey and Chasten Bowen, one of the airmen featured in the film.

IMG’s Mark Young brokered the deal with ZDF. Seth Lawrence and Rebel Entertainment Partners are handling U.S. sales of Lost Airmen of Buchenwald.