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Mip TV Picks 2008: Life After People

Given the current state of the planet, it's not surprising many have begun to consider what the world will look like once human beings finally get around to wiping themselves out.
March 31, 2008


Given the current state of the planet, it’s not surprising many have begun to consider what the world will look like once human beings finally get around to wiping themselves out.

Life After People considers what the world might become if humans were to disappear forever. What would become of our cities and our huge industrial footprint? How would evidence of humankind evolve, and could it be erased completely? (What would become of Keith Richards? The mind boggles…)

People uses high-end effects to illustrate the suppositions of experts in the fields of engineering, botany, biology, geology, climatology and archeology. This isn’t the only time this idea has been proposed, especially of late, but as has been pointed out in every pitching forum this side of Chernobyl, execution is often more important than individuality, and this special executes.

Partners: Flight 33 Productions (Sherman Oaks) for History Television (US), distributed through AETN International
Aired: History (US)
Length: 120 minutes
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding the US

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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