Magazine article Screen International

Dogwoof Sells Web Junkie to BBC

Magazine article Screen International

Dogwoof Sells Web Junkie to BBC

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SUNDANCE: Internet addiction documentary, exec produced by Morgan Spurlock, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

UK distributor Dogwoof has secured a sale of documentary Web Junkie to BBC Storyville for broadcast on UK television.

INTERVIEW: Shosh Shlam & Hilla Medalia, Web Junkie

The film, directed by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, centres on a Beijing rehab center where Chinese teenagers are deprogrammed from "internet addiction". The doc focussed on three teens, their parents and the health professionals determined to help them kick their habit.

Oli Harbottle, head of distribution for Dogwoof, said: "Off the back of the Sundance world premiere for Web Junkie, we are delighted to have found such a good home for the film in the UK with BBC Storyville."

Nick Fraser, editor of BBC Storyville, described the doc as a "wonderful film".

"It poses important questions," he added. …

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