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MIPCOM Picks: Britain From Above

As societies become increasingly complicated, as we get more and more reliant on far-flung systems to provide for our daily life, civilization begins to look more machine than nature. Britain From Above gives viewers a chance to look at the machine called the United Kingdom from a unique perspective - looking down.
October 6, 2008


As societies become increasingly complicated, as we get more and more reliant on far-flung systems to provide for our daily life, civilization begins to look more machine than nature.
Britain From Above gives viewers a chance to look at the machine called the United Kingdom from a unique perspective – looking down. It offers a chance to see the mechanism as it churns through the days, moving people and energy. It demonstrates how each citizen fits into the machine like a cog in the wheel, and how our everyday experience impacts the bigger picture.
Beyond being a fascinating example of how good filmmakers can use a simple thing such as raw data to create innovative television, Britain From Above is, well… just plain cool to watch. Partners: Lion Television (London) for BBC1, distributed through All3Media (London)
Length: 3 x 60-minutes
Rights available: All UK DVD and video rights

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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