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A new documentary about French magazine Charlie Hebdo which was attacked by jihadists this year has been snapped up by distributors at the Cannes Film Festival, according to Variety magazine on Wednesday.

"I Am Charlie" was made by father and son team Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte that had made an earlier documentary about the controversial Paris-based magazine, which lost eight members of staff when it was attacked by two gunmen in January.

The new documentary features interviews with the surviving members of the team and was described as a tribute to friends who "died for a certain idea of France", the film trade magazine reported.


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