Ro*co takes “Brave Heart,” “Transfatty” to MIPCOM

U.S. distributor Ro*co Films is taking a slate of docs including A Brave Heart and Transfatty Lives (pictured) to October's MIPCOM market in Cannes.
August 24, 2015

U.S. distributor Ro*co Films’ slate of six docs for October’s MIPCOM market in Cannes includes A Brave Heart and Transfatty Lives.

Sara Hirsh Bordo‘s SXSW Audience Award winner, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, follows the 26-year-old who went from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Also in the ro*co roster is Peter Galison and Robb Moss‘ Containment, which examines the remains of radioactive waste from the Cold War.

The slate also features Yael Melamede‘s (Dishonesty), on the impact telling lies has on our personal lives and broader society, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom‘s The Mask You Live In, about how men and boys navigate America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Remaining MIPCOM-bound films include Patrick O’Brien’s Tribeca Audience Award-winning doc Transfatty Lives (pictured), on the director’s personal journey with Lou Gehrig’s Disease; and Leah Wolchok’s Very Semi-Serious, which examines the history of The New Yorker cartoons.

MIPCOM takes place from October 5 to 8 in Cannes.

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