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“Pablo’s Hippos,” “Cart Man” heading to MIPCOM

Virginia-based factual producer and distribution company TPI will be offering up Pablo's Hippos in Cannes, which spotlights the lasting effect of the hippos that Pablo Escobar imported into Colombia upon the region, as well as Cart Man's Great Adventure (pictured).
September 7, 2011

Virginia-based factual producer and distribution company TPI will be offering up Pablo’s Hippos in Cannes, which spotlights the lasting effect of the hippos that Pablo Escobar imported into Colombia on the region, as well as Cart Man’s Great Adventure (pictured).

Two versions of Pablo’s Hippos, 52- and 80-minute options, are available. The Explora Films-produced doc, which aired on Animal Planet, looks at the Colombian hippo epidemic caused by the notorious drug lord, two decades after his death.

Other offerings from TPI include Libya: The Path to Light and Cart Man’s Great Adventure.

In Libya: The Path to Light, the 52-minute special tells the story of how people gathered together to launch a revolution against a longstanding dictatorship. The doc is from Cairo-based Zad Productions, and features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

A joint venture between TPI and Japan’s TV Tokyo, Cart Man’s Great Adventure follows the journey of Japan’s Tadashi Nagase as he attempt to walk around the planet pulling a 200 kg cart.  Cart Man is available in both a one-part, 52-minute film as well as a two-part, 52-minute version.

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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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