PBS International’s just-announced MIPCOM slate includes Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? (12 x 53-minutes, HD), a series of lectures from Harvard University professor Michael Snadel that challenge his students and viewers with assorted ethical dilemmas. Other projects coming to the market via the distributor include the one-hour ‘Frontline’ special Law and Disorder, which investigates New Orleans Police Department shootings in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; the 6 x 53-minute/HD God In America, which examines the evolution of religious diversity in the U.S.; the 1 x 113-minute/HD Freedom Riders, which documents the story of a group of black and white motorcyclists in the 1960s that stood up to racism by riding through the Deep South together and Stonewall Uprising (1 x 83-minutes, HD), which recounts the story of the infamous police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in 1969, the subsequent riots, and the impact the event had on the gay rights movement. Last but not least, PBS International will be bringing Making Stuff: Stronger, Smaller, Smarter, Cleaner (4 x 53-minutes, HD), a new four-part ‘NOVA’ miniseries hosted by New York Times tech writer David Pogue.
- TIFF ’17