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44 Hours Goes Global


Yes Studios’ documentary 44 Hours, following a man who survived locked-in syndrome, has expanded its reach to the U.S., Norway and New Zealand.

The 83-minute feature-length version of the doc will become available on Prime Video. The 60-minute version has been acquired by NRK in Norway for its linear channels and VOD platform, while in New Zealand, the feature has been licensed to Doc Edge Virtual Cinema.

In the film, Gil Avni, a healthy 33-year-old father of two, is rushed to the hospital after being taken suddenly ill. He is paralyzed and given only a few hours to live, but his unique case and subsequent work with medics have led to important changes in medical ethics and protocols.

44 Hours is a yes, Rotem Gross and Einat-Hana Shamir production, co-produced with Neue Celluloid Fabrik Filmproduktion and SWR (Germany), in cooperation with ARTE (France). It debuted on yes TV earlier this year and was also a hit when it launched on Netflix in Israel. Yes Studios handles the worldwide distribution for the documentary.

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