Prime-time broadcast for tve’s Zero Ten Twenty
Friday 29th June 2012
Friday 29 June: one week after the closing ceremony at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil, commentators remain sharply divided. Was the conference a wasted opportunity - a betrayal of future generations, dominated by powerful vested interests and lacking in leadership or vision? Or does the final document offer a new framework for civil society groups around the world to build on to conserve natural resources for future generations?
For 20 year-old Kay-Kay from the industrial city of Guangzhou, southern China it’s a vital distinction. “We shouldn’t be careless about the future, and only bother ourselves with today,” she says in the final episode of tve’s Zero Ten Twenty. “The reason I’m saying this is because, if we destroy Nature, then Nature will punish us…. Yes, punish us. This is very important.” Kay-Kay’s is the final story in Zero Ten Twenty tve’s ground-breaking three-part series following the lives of 11 children born around the world in 1992, the year of the original Rio Earth Summit.
NDTV (New Delhi TV) will transmit Kay-Kay’s story in the third episode of Zero Ten Twenty this Sunday, June 30 following broadcast of the first two programmes last weekend. "We had discontinued our documentary slot on NDTV 24x7 a few months ago,” says Ayesha Kagal, Resident Editor, NDTV, “But having seen the three part series Zero Ten Twenty – the Children of Rio, we were compelled to run them as a special series - both on our channel and our sister channel NDTV Profit. It was a great idea, wonderfully executed and represented the finest in documentary filmmaking."
Following broadcast on NDTV, starting on June 30 Zero Ten Twenty is also scheduled to go out in India on RSTV (the Parliament of Indian national channel, Rajya Sabha Television), which will also transmit the 5-part Life Apps series in tve’s Reframing Rio programme package later in July.
NDTV 24X7 will broadcast Episode 3 of Zero Ten Twenty on Sunday July 1 at 18.30 (GMT). The channel is also repeating the broadcast of the entire series, with Zero, Ten, Twenty Episode 1 scheduled for transmission on Friday, July 6th at 17.30; Episode 2 on Saturday, July 7 at 09.30, and of Episode 3 on Sunday, July 8 at 12.30 (all times GMT). For more information, visit the NDTV schedules page here.
NDTV also broadcasts on satellite in countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the USA, Canada and Australia.
RSTV (RAJYA SABHA TELEVISION – the Parliament of India National Channel) will transmit Zero Ten Twenty Episode 1, Part 1 on Saturday June 30 at 19,00 (IST), with repeat broadcasts on Sunday July 1 at 10.00 and Wednesday July 4 at 02.30 (IST). The channel will then broadcast Episode 1, Part 2 on Saturday July 7 at 19,00 (IST), with repeat broadcasts on Sunday July 8 at 10.00 and Wednesday July 11 at 02.30 (IST).
RSTV will transmit ‘Zero, Ten Twenty’ Episode 2, Part 1 on Saturday July 14 19,00 (IST), with repeat broadcasts on Sunday July 15 10.00 and Wednesday July 18 at 02.30 (IST). The channel will then broadcast Episode 2, Part 2 on Saturday July 21 at 19,00 (IST), with repeat broadcasts on Sunday July 22 @ 10.00 and Wednesday July 25th at 02.30 (IST).
RSTV will transmit ‘Zero, Ten Twenty’ Episode 3, Part 1 on Saturday July 28th @ 19,00 (IST), with repeat broadcasts on Sunday July 29th @ 10.00 and Wednesday August 1st at 02.30 (IST). The channel will then broadcast Episode 2, Part 2 on Saturday August 4th @ 19,00 (IST), with repeat broadcasts on Sunday August 5th @ 10.00 and Wednesday August 8th at 02.30 (IST).
In addition to the three-part Zero Ten Twenty – the Children of Rio, tve’s Reframing Rio programmes include the five-part, reality TV series Life Apps which follows the efforts of young software engineers as they go out on field trips to research possible new ‘apps’ to help improve the lives of poor and marginalized communities; and eight short profiles of inspiring young people working on sustainable development initiatives in countries across the world – from Ecuador to Indonesia, Venezuela to Vietnam – streamed on MTV’s new ‘Voices’ platform.
The Guardian’s Global Development website is currently streaming five x eight minute stories on our ‘Zero, Ten, Twenty’ children – Rosamaria from Brazil, Angela from Papua New Guinea, Erdo from northern Kenya, Panjy from India, and Kay-Kay from China.
Zero, Ten, Twenty – the Children of Rio is directed by Bruno Sorrentino, narrated by Rageh Omaar, edited by Mikhael Junod and Guy Creasey, executive produced by Andre Singer of Spring Films with Jenny Richards and Nick Rance from tve, with co-production from Johanna Schwartz and production management by Davina Rodrigues and Sheila Menon.
tve is implementing the ‘Reframing Rio’ project in partnership with IPS and IIED. The project is supported by The European Union, CDKN (Climate Development Knowledge Network), the Roberto Marinho Foundation, Canal Futura, FIRJAN, IFAD (the International Fund for Agricultural Development), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Connect4Climate and the World Bank.
For more details of upcoming broadcasts of ‘Reframing Rio’ programmes in other countries, visit the Reframing Rio website www.tve.org/reframing-rio
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Davina Rodrigues, production manager ‘Reframing Rio’,
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