Waste: The Nuclear Nightmare, a coproduction between ARTE France and Bonne Pioche, was named the best-selling French TV documentary of the year during the ninth annual Export Awards, part of the PROCIREP French Film and TV Producers Association Awards ceremony held in Paris Monday evening (December 10).
The documentary examines what is actually known about the risks inherent in nuclear waste, through cases in France, Germany, the United States and Russia.
Other nominees in the category included The Way Steve Jobs has Changed the World, distributed by Upside Télévision; and Wildwives of Savannah Lane, distributed by Zed and produced by One Planet, France 5, and Animal Planet International with the participation of Planète, Canal + España, HD Suisse, RTBF, TSR, Canal Futura, and EBS.
The Export Awards ceremony is presented by French TV distribution organization TV France International, and is designed to recognize the French programs that sold the most in the international market in the categories of documentary, animation and fiction.
Also during the PROCIREP awards, Marseilles-based Les films du Tambour de Soie was named as top documentary producer.