Are you like me? Do you enjoy somewhat depressing yet ultimately edifying documentaries about subjects like gay inmates of Nazi concentration camps, noble inner-city public-school teachers, and the trafficking of women to the U.S. for the purposes of sex slavery? Are you glued to PBS's Frontline
every single week? If so, good news! Participant Productions is launching a TV division.
Participant is the production company behind such progressive feature films as Syriana
, An Inconvenient Truth
, and the current Darfur Now
, which suggests that when it comes to TV productions, we probably shouldn't expect to see any in-depth looks into crossword puzzles or Karl Lagerfeld. We can, however, expect to be bummed out by facts we then harangue all our friends and family with.