Paris – MIPDOC has named seven directors to receive International Trailblazer awards at MIPDOC 2009 which runs from 28 – 29 March, at the Hotel InterContinental Carlton in Cannes. The seven International Trailblazers 2009 are Marianna Kaat – European Trailblazer selected by the European Documentary Network (EDN, Denmark); Craig Matthew – African Trailblazer selected by Encounters (South Africa); Nahed Awwad – Middle East Trailblazer selected by the Al Jazeera Documentary Channel (Qatar); Robert Lang – North American Trailblazer selected by the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC); Mark Hartley – Australian Trailblazer selected by the Australian Film Institute (AFI); Jeong Ook Lee – Korean Trailblazer selected by the EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF, Korea) and; Ayumi Ito – Japanese Trailblazer selected by the Association of All Japan TV Program Production Companies (ATP).