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Smithsonian gets “Trashopolis” in the can

U.S. net Smithsonian Channel has acquired Trashopolis, a five-part series looking at how cities such as Rome, New York and Paris were built upon foundations of garbage, with an American premiere slated for November.
October 14, 2011

U.S. net Smithsonian Channel has acquired Trashopolis, a five-part series looking at how cities such as Rome, New York and Paris were built upon foundations of garbage, with an American premiere slated for November.

The 5 x 45-minutes series, originally a realscreen MIPCOM Pick in 2010, comes from Montreal’s Pixcom Productions and Paris’s Taxi-Brousse. It was originally made for History Television in Canada and ARTE in France.

The show is narrated by comic book writer and musician Jesse Blaze Snider, the son of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, and features local experts explaining how rotten corpses, filthy ruins and smelly trash helped shape the bedrock of five international cities.

The first episode, focusing on New York City, premieres November 6 at 8 p.m. EST, with subsequent episodes focusing on Cairo, Paris, Rome and London.

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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