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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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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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