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MIPCOM Picks 2014: 15,000 Kids and Counting

According to current statistics, on average, one child is taken into care every 20 minutes in Britain. Child protection levels are at a record high, with more than 15,000 children waiting to be adopted in 2013 – double the number from five years earlier.
October 1, 2014


Partners: True Vision Productions for Channel 4; distributed internationally, excluding the UK, by DRG
Length: 3 x 60 minutes
Aired: April 2014 (Channel 4)
Rights available: All rights outside of the UK
According to current statistics, on average, one child is taken into care every 20 minutes in Britain. Child protection levels are at a record high, with more than 15,000 children waiting to be adopted in 2013 – double the number from five years earlier. It’s against that backdrop that True Vision and Channel 4 explore the adoption process in its entirety: from birth parents and adopters, to social workers and the children themselves.

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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