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First Look’s Topic takes Finnish trio

Blind Donna was made for YLE

First Look Media’s North American streaming service Topic has picked up a trio of Finnish titles ahead of its launch next month.

Dramedy Blind Donna, docuseries Jarkko & Deaf America and feature doc Cinema Dadaab have all been acquired from Finnish pubcaster YLE.

Blind Donna follows a blind woman’s quest for love, while five-part series Jarkko & Deaf America follows Finland’s Jarkko Keränen as he travels around the US to learn more about living with deafness.

Cinema Dadaab, meanwhile, tells the story of a cinema club at a refugee camp, run by Abdikafi Mohamed, who has been at the camp since she was five. The documentary is directed by Kati Juurus.

Topic will feature North American premieres and programming from around the world, complemented by an array of originals, featuring scripted comedies, dramas, talkshows, documentaries and narrative films.

The service is set to launch on November 21 and will be available to US and Canadian audiences via iOS, tvOS, Roku, Android and Amazon Fire.


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