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PBS to sell 9/11 docs in Cannes

U.S. distributor PBS International is bringing two 9/11 documentaries to MIPTV in Cannes next month, in a bid to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
March 24, 2011

U.S. distributor PBS International is bringing two 9/11 documentaries to MIPTV in Cannes next month, in a bid to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The first of the two titles, Nova’s Engineering An Icon: Designing And Building The New World Trade Center (1 x 60 minutes, pictured), follows the construction of the Freedom Tower – the memorial structure being built at Ground Zero.

Shot over three years with behind-the-scenes access from The Port Authority of New York, the film profiles the architects, engineers and construction workers working on the project.

Also being sold on the Croisette will be Top Secret America (2 x 60 minutes). The two-parter sees Frontline producer Michael Kirk (The Choice, Obama’s Deal) teaming up with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest to produce an investigation into the changes that have reshaped America, promising to look at “the dark side of America’s war on terror.”

Both programs are HD and are slated to broadcast on PBS in September, to coincide with 10-year anniversary.

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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