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New PBS Series e(2) transport

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NEW YORK, Nov 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — kontentreal, a NY-based documentary filmmaking company, announced the upcoming debut of environmentally themed series, “e(2) transport.” The series will premiere online at on November 24, 2008, and on PBS stations nationwide later this season (check local listings). e(2) is a critically acclaimed PBS series about the innovators and pioneers who envision a better quality of life on earth, socially, culturally, economically and ecologically.
The series, narrated by actor Brad Pitt, explores attainable solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, and tells compelling stories featuring new advances in sustainable living and transportation. e(2) is sponsored by Autodesk, a company committed to developing technology that helps architects, engineers and designers create a cleaner and healthier environment.
“e(2 )transport” comprises six episodes that cover the following topics: London’s initiative to transform itself into a metropolis designed around people, not cars; the culture of the Velib bicycle program in Paris, allowing Parisians clean, efficient transport along with a blooming bike subculture; an investigation of the distance traveled by food as it makes its way from the field to our homes, and the positive impact of investing in local food systems; Seoul’s restoration of the ancient Cheonggyecheon stream in its city center, revitalizing the economy as well as environment; the wisdom of Portland’s city planners which transformed it into a global model of transit-oriented development; and innovative technologies that are transforming air travel into an eco-friendly and efficient business.
Tune in online to preview episodes of “e(2) transport”; episodes will be streamed online for one week from debut dates. Schedule follows:
— November 24, 2008 “London: The Price of Traffic”
— December 1, 2008 “Paris: Velo Liberte”
— December 8, 2008 “Food Miles”
— December 15, 2008 “Seoul: The Stream of Consciousness”
— December 22, 2008 “Portland: A Sense of Place”
— December 29, 2008 “Change in the Air”
About e2
e(2 )is a poetic combination of compelling storytelling, provocative cinematography and an emotive original music score. Currently in its third season, e(2 )continues to feature new advances in sustainable living, adaptive reuse, eco-efficient transportation and more.

Written by Stephen Rees

November 17, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Posted in Transportation

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