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MIPCOM Picks 2009 – Hoarders

From the cabler that brought you Intervention and last April's MIPTV Pick Obsessed comes a new series about a group of people with a saddening disorder. As the title would suggest, this series focuses on extreme hoarders, who live their lives amongst unspeakable clutter.
September 30, 2009


From the cabler that brought you Intervention and last April’s MIPTV Pick Obsessed comes a new series about a group of people with a saddening disorder. As the title would suggest, this series focuses on extreme hoarders, who live their lives amongst unspeakable and in some cases extremely unsanitary clutter. Each episode features two hoarders, who suffer so acutely from the disorder that throwing out even the tiniest, most seemingly insignificant item, can cause great duress. As with the aforementioned other series, experts enter the mix on Hoarders as well, attempting to guide those suffering from the behavior out of the messes, both physical and psychological, that they’re in the midst of. But for some, the need will prove to be too strong, and they will risk losing family and friends over the compulsion to collect.
Partners: Screaming Flea Productions (Seattle) for A&E Network, distributed through AETN International

Aired: August 2009, A&E Network (U.S. & Canada)
Length: 7 x 60 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide outside of the U.S.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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