Magazine article Screen International

Act of Killing Producer Turns to Kickstarter

Magazine article Screen International

Act of Killing Producer Turns to Kickstarter

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Denmark-based Final Cut For Real, the outfit behind Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner The Act of Killing, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new film Democrazy.

Final Cut for Real producer Signe Byrge Sorenson is working with director Andreas M. Dalsgaard on the documentary set in Colombia.

The story follows a fearless Colombian politician, Antanas Mockus, and his band of young followers -- including activist Katherin Miranda -- trying to change a corrupt society.

"Even at the best of times, financing documentaries is a struggle," said Sorensen. "We experience a growing audience interest in our films and a global interest in documentaries as a genre, but finance is still scarce, especially for films dealing with complex, international issues.

"However, when the films are finished there is clearly an audience. …

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