Slovak Documentary Scores on German TV

By FNE Staff

    {mosimage}BRATISLAVA: Nicky's Family by Slovak director Matej Minac drew 6.6 million viewers for its recent broadcast on German channel ARD, under that title Sir Nickey - Hero Against His Will.

    The documentary, which has won nine awards at international film festivals, will also be broadcast on Belgium's RTBR and on 27 January 2012 on Hungary's Duna TV. It was the most watched documentary released in Czech and Slovak cinemas in 2011, with 53,000 viewers.

    The film about Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Czechoslovak children by arranging for them to be transported by train during WWII, will be nominated by ARD for the CIVIS 2012 Award for integration and cultural diversity.

    The film is distributed by Menemsha Films (www.menemshafilms.com).


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