DocuBay Inks Acquisition Deals with Kwanza & Journeyman Pictures


DocuBay, an international documentary VOD streaming service, has signed acquisition deals with France’s Kwanza and Journeyman Pictures in the U.K.

The deals with Kwanza and Journeyman include award-winning and award-nominated features that will be available for worldwide streaming on DocuBay when the service officially launches globally later this year. All of the films will be available with English subtitles.

Himalayan Gold Rush, about Nepalese villagers embarking on a dangerous journey through the mountains in search of a highly valued fungus; and Deeper, which follows the story of Pascal Bernabe’s record-breaking deep-ocean dive, are among the titles from Kwanza. The titles picked up from Journeyman include PlayMe Burlesque, a feature about burlesque’s resurgence in NYC; and Moonwalk One, a doc about the Apollo 11 Moon landing, digitally remastered from the 1970 original.

Akul Tripathi, COO of DocuBay, said: “We are eager for DocuBay to launch in Q2, and to share our passion for rich, compelling human stories that unite us as One Tribe. Our mission of delivering a vertical, premium service that features excellent documentary films to consumers globally is furthered through our partnerships with exceptional international content distributors like Kwanza and Journeyman Pictures.”