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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.

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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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