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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Trashopolis

Each episode looks at the role that garbage played in developing some of civilization's greatest urban advances. We also see how these cities are coping with, and still learning from, garbage today.
September 29, 2010


This series informs us that some of the world’s greatest cities — including Rome, Cairo, New York, Paris and London – were built upon foundations of fetid refuse. Each episode looks at the role that garbage played in developing some of civilization’s greatest urban advances. We also see how these cities are coping with, and still learning from, garbage today. While you get to see all of the gloriously trashy moments of Trashopolis in HD, perhaps we can be somewhat thankful that television hasn’t yet embraced ‘Smellovision.’
Partners: Pixcom Productions (Montreal) and Taxi-Brousse (Paris) for History Television, Canada, ARTE, France and TFO
Airing: September 2010 (History Television, Canada)
Length: 5 x 45-minutes
Rights available: Worldwide excluding Canada, France

About The Author
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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