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MIPTV Picks 2011: Battle for Haiti

In the midst of last January's earthquake in Haiti, the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince was destroyed, plunging 4,500 convicts into the streets, and the country into even further chaos. BAFTA-winning director Dan Reed takes a close look at the precarious situation of a country struggling to rebuild without the rule of law.
March 15, 2011

In the midst of last January’s earthquake in Haiti, the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince was destroyed, plunging 4,500 convicts into the streets, and the country into even further chaos. BAFTA-winning director Dan Reed takes a close look at the precarious situation of a country struggling to rebuild without the rule of law.

Partners: Quicksilver Media for Channel 4 and WGBH, distributed by Electric Sky (Brighton]

Aired: January 2011 (U.S., UK) 

Length: 60 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide excluding U.S. and UK



About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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