BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB - ADIÓS
Convergent Media is producing BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB™ - ADIÓS, a feature documentary film directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker, executive produced by Wim Wenders, and distributed in the U.S. by Broad Green Pictures. 16 years after the previous Academy Award nominated film by Wim Wenders, this latest project follows the five surviving original members of the world-changing Cuban band, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club™, during their final, international tour, culminating in a massive celebration in Havana. The film will include mesmerizing concert footage and poignant reflections on the astounding success of the band and the loss of several of its members. It also will be set in the context of the historic changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States, undoubtedly influenced by the vibrant music and culture of Cuba epitomized and brought to the world stage by this band.
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Together with Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, nominated for an Oscar), Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, nominated for six Oscars in 2014, including Best Picture), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93), Convergent Media is executive producing GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, the feature film version of the NYT Best Seller, by current Guantánamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Slahi was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime, without any evidence against him, and without having the opportunity to defend himself in court. The two US prosecutors in his case resigned in protest, and a US federal judge ordered Slahi's release, yet he is still in prison, due to the government's appeal. The New York Times calls his book "the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage in the "War on Terror."
THE SECRET PEACEMAKER
Convergent Media, along with our Irish co-producer, New Decade Films, has enlisted BAFTA-nominated, Northern Ireland screenwriters Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry (GOOD VIBRATIONS), to create the script for a feature drama, THE SECRET PEACEMAKER. Many films have been made about "The Troubles" in war-torn Northern Ireland. This film is the untold, thrilling story of The Peace.