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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 It was originally made for History Television in Canada and ARTE in France.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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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