Science, history docs fare well at mart

CANNES — Documentaries dealing with sciences, current affairs and history topped the list of most-watched programs at the two-day MipDoc mart, which wrapped on Sunday. 

The most watched was “Body in Love,” a docu-comedy analyzing the biological effects of love. Produced by Gallic shingle Transparence and distribbed by Europe Image Intl., doc follows a thirty-something woman experiencing the ups and downs of a new relationship. 

 Current affairs shows with an investigative thread dominated the top 30 most-watched shows, including “Backlight — The Voice of Generation Obama,” distribbed by Netherlands Public Broadcasting; Paris-based shingle Celluloid Dreams’ “Let’s Make Money”; and AETN’s “Crash: The Next Great Depression.” 

History docus also fared well, particularly AETN’s “102 Minutes that Changed America,” a collection of first-person accounts of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and “100 Years Inside the F.B.I.” distribbed by Paris-based Doc and Film Intl.

Overall, American and French docus were the most watched. AETN Intl. repped seven of the 30 most requested programs, Gallic companies, including pubaster France Televisions Distribution and Marathon Group, represented nine titles in the top 30.

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