Hot SXSW Trailer: ‘The Network’

JEN YAMATO
February 20, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar- and Emmy-winning producer Eva Orner makes her documentary directing debut with The Network, which world premieres March 11 at SXSW. Orner produced Alex Gibney‘s 2007 Oscar-winning docu Taxi To The Dark Side and returned to Afghanistan for Network, which profiles TOLO TV, the first independent broadcast station to spring up in the country where televisions were outlawed by the Taliban between 1996-2001. The Australia/UK co-production will court buyers at the Austin fest next month, with XYZ Films handling North American sales. The Network screens out of competition in SXSW’s Documentary Spotlight section. Here’s the first look at the trailer:

Related stories

Paul Schrader Cuffs SXSW Organizers For Rejecting And Trashing His Lindsay Lohan Film ‘The Canyons’

SXSW 2013: Line-Up Includes Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ U.S. Premiere & ‘Bates Motel’ Pilot Preview

‘Burt Wonderstone’ To Open SXSW Film Festival

Get more from Deadline.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter

What to Read Next