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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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