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Against All Odds

A terrorist bomb catapults a stewardess from a plane at 33,000 feet - she survives the fall with only a few broken bones. Thought drowned, a young man sputters to life after spending 10 times the limit of human endurance under water. A 90-pound woman lifts a car to free her trapped son.
October 5, 2007


A terrorist bomb catapults a stewardess from a plane at 33,000 feet – she survives the fall with only a few broken bones. Thought drowned, a young man sputters to life after spending 10 times the limit of human endurance under water. A 90-pound woman lifts a car to free her trapped son.

Against All Odds is a series of one-hour programs that demonstrate the incredible capacity of the human body, a creation that can accomplish the seemingly impossible when faced with extreme stimuli. Each program will tackle subjects such as ‘back from the dead,’ and demonstrate with several case histories, each visualized with recreations and detailed animation. Though viewers are first struck by disbelief, each of these incredible stories is backed up with such compelling science that even the most implausible story of survival becomes riveting. Plus, after watching this series, you’ll know what to do if your parachute doesn’t open.

Partners: Wall to Wall and Barner Alper distributed through Wall to Wall
Wrapping: November 2007
Length: 6 x 60-minutes
Rights available: Worldwide, excluding Canada and the US

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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