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MIPCOM Picks 2009 – Changemakers Asia

This three-part series looks at three areas in Asia's fight against climate change - power, waste and lifestyle - to shine a spotlight on the region's changemakers and the unconventional ideas that just might make a difference. Edible cutlery, anyone?
September 30, 2009


While Asia’s Dragon and Tiger economies are ramping up the continent’s status on the world stage, the industrial evolutions contained within are prime polluters, contributing mightily to the onset of climate change. Natural disasters and extreme weather changes are happening with alarming frequency, with already fragile eco-systems hanging in the balance. But there are inspirational thinkers and doers, working hard to right the environmental wrongs imposed by the rush towards progress, and to encourage everyday citizens to do the same. This three-part series looks at three areas in the fight against climate change – power, waste and lifestyle – to shine a spotlight on these changemakers and the unconventional ideas that just might make a difference. Edible cutlery, anyone?
Partners: Off the Fence for Discovery Networks Asia Pacific with Economic Development Board of Singapore, distributed by Off The Fence
Wrapped: August 2009, airing in October
Length: 3 x 52 mins
HD
Rights available: World excluding Asia, Oceania & India

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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