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Scorpion TV spears current affairs docs

Inside the Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had to Leave

UK-based distributor Scorpion TV has added current affairs documentaries tackling hate crime, the UK’s black market and the removal of Confederate monuments to its library.

Scorpion has picked up Britain: A Year of Hate Crime (1×45′), produced by Century Films for Channel 4, which charts the rise in hate crimes against Muslims across the UK in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017.

It has also added Inside Britain’s Black Market (1×30′), produced by TI Productions for BBC3, which explores shady dealings both on the UK’s streets and online.

The firm will also distribute BBC3 doc Inside the Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had to Leave (1×45′), again from TI Productions, which is a subsidiary of magazine publisher TI Media.

Monumental Crossroads: The Fight for Southern Heritage (1×54′), meanwhile, comes from independent Dutch producer and director Tim van den Hoff. During a 6,000-mile road trip through the former Confederacy, the doc hears from supporters and opponents of the policy to remove Confederate monuments to see if there’s a way through the impasse.

Scorpion is also heading to MipTV next month with Great Decisions 2019 (13×26′), which features interviews with many of the power brokers who influence world policies.

The series, produced by the Foreign Policy Association for PBS in the US, tackles some of the most significant challenges facing the world, including populism in Europe, global warming, cyber conflict, border walls and nuclear negotiations.

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