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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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