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MIPCOM Picks 2011: Revenge of the Electric Car

In his 2006 documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car, writer/director Chris Paine investigated the birth and death of electric car technology, and the roles assorted players, including the automotive and oil industries among others, played in its demise. Now, in 2011, Paine has returned, and so has the electric car.
September 26, 2011

REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR

Partners: Directed by Chris Paine for WestMidWest Productions, distributed by ro*co international, Area23a (theatrical, U.S.)

Length: 1 x 60 minutes, 1 x 90 minutes

Premiered: April 2011 (Tribeca)

Rights: All rights outside of Canada and the U.S.

In his 2006 documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car, writer/director Chris Paine investigated the birth and death of electric car technology, and the roles assorted players, including the automotive and oil industries among others, played in its demise.

Now, in 2011, Paine has returned, and so has the electric car. The new doc follows four different manufacturers, ranging from GM and Nissan to start-up Tesla Motors, as they attempt to revive the concept of the electric car while the world reels from recession. The film’s drama partly stems from the question of who will get to the finish line first… if ever.

About The Author
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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