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MIPDoc selects five international trailblazers

Global documentary showcase MIPDoc has selected five producers to receive International Trailblazer awards during this year's event, running from April 10-11 in Cannes.
February 25, 2010

Global documentary showcase MIPDoc has selected five producers to receive International Trailblazer awards during this year’s event, running from April 10-11 in Cannes. This year’s International Trailblazers are: Director Lixin Fan, director of the acclaimed Last Train Home (EyeSteelFilm) and this year’s Asian Trailblazer; Lizzie Gillett, producer for the UK’s Spanner Films and of the crowd-funded climate change doc The Age of Stupid, who receives the inaugural Green Trailblazer award; Djo Tunda Wa Munga, director and producer for Suka! in the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose latest production is Congo in Four Acts and this year’s African Trailblazer; Serge Godfrey, a producer with Alegria in France who receives the new Webdoc Trailblazer award for his work on the webdoc Gaza-Sderot: Life in Spite of Everything, and Asaad Taha, this year’s Middle East Trailblazer, and the founder of Hot Spot Films in Dubai, through which he’s directed and/or produced more than 25 documentaries and series.

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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