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Sundance 2013: Documentary ‘Dirty Wars’ Goes to Sundance Selects

Richard Rowley's documentary follows reporter Jeremy Scahill's investigation of America's covert wars

Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Richard Rowley’s "Dirty Wars," the company announced Sunday.

"Dirty Wars" premiered in the U.S. documentary competition section at the Sundance Film Festival. Rowley’s film follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill on an unexpected journey as he chases down the truth behind America’s covert wars.

The film, with a screenplay by Jeremy Scahill and David Riker, was produced by Anthony Arnove, Brenda Coughlin, and Scahill.

“Our entire team was blown away by 'Dirty Wars,' Richard Rowley's tough-minded, gripping film that plays out like a detective story," said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. "Jeremy Scahill's investigation into the war on terror being waged around the world is a vital, disturbing and incredibly humane story that will have people on both sides of the political spectrum talking."

Rowley said he was thrilled to be teaming with Sundance Selects.

“We made this film to uncover the hidden truth about wars being fought in our name that we as Americans know next to nothing about, and we can’t think of a better partner to do this with."

This is the second documentary acquired out of Sundance this week by Sundance Selects.  The company also acquired North American rights to Nick Ryan’s 'The Summit."

Sundance Selects is a sister label to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.