Newen Launches Documentary Label Real Lava With Danish Producer Sigrid Dyekjaer

European production group Newen Studios is teaming with Oscar-nominated Danish producer Sigrid Dyekjaer to launch production company Real Lava.Based in Denmark, Real Lava will aim to produce cinematic documentary films and series for international audiences.

Kicking off Real Lava’s documentary slate is Alex Pritz’s “The Territory” which will be premiering at Sundance.

“The Territory” follows the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau community as they defend their land against a network of Brazilian farmers who are colonizing their protected territory.A leading figure in the film industry, Dyekjaer has produced some 30 documentary features in the past 23 years.

She most recently produced Feras Fayyad’s Oscar-nominated documentary “The Cave” which won Emmy and Peabody and Cinema Eye awards.The Paris-headquartered Newen Studios has scaled up its international presence in recent years, investing in production companies in the U.K., Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada and Denmark.

The group is already well established in the documentary field.

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