TVF bringing current affairs, adventure and science to Cannes

The UK distributor is bringing over 250 hours to MIPTV, including the programs Mugabe's Zimbabwe, The Forced Marriage Unit and Transgender Kids.
March 31, 2011

UK distributor TVF International is bringing over 250 hours to MIPTV, with a slate that features current affairs, adventure and science programming among other genres.

In the current affairs category, Shrenik Rao’s Mugabe’s Zimbabwe (1 x 54 minutes) details the rise of the dictator with never-before-seen interviews. Current TV’s Forced Marriage Unit (1 x 50 minutes) gains access to the UK’s specialized unit investigating forced marriages, and the Rai/YLE copro Left by the Ship (1 x 53 minutes) tells the story of the children of the Filipino sex trade at Subic Bay.

Two projects from Zig Zag Productions will also be shopped at the market. Transgender Kids (1 x 49 minutes) documents the lives of four transgender children, while Man Vs. Earth (1 x 46 minutes) sees Sam Branson (son of Richard) explore stories of extreme weather.

Also on the science front, The Polar Explorer (1 x 52 minutes) explores the most remote parts of planet Earth, while the series Chasing Sleep (6 x 23 minutes) looks at the unavoidable need for repose.

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 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.