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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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