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MIPTV Picks 2012: Charlotte – A Life Without Limbs

Charlotte Cleverly-Bisman is New Zealand's youngest quadruple amputee, the result of contracting meningococcal septicemia at the age of six months. This special follows her as she and her family embark on new challenges.
March 24, 2012

Charlotte Cleverly-Bisman is New Zealand’s youngest quadruple amputee, the result of contracting meningococcal septicemia at the age of six months. Production company Greenstone TV documented her story then in the 2005 film Baby Charlotte. With this special, originally produced for TV3′s ‘Inside New Zealand,’ Greenstone checks back in with Charlotte and her family, as she embarks upon new challenges, such as learning to use prosthetic limbs and traveling to the U.S. to visit Camp No Limits, a summer camp for children with limb loss. At turns inspirational and heart-rending, Charlotte’s story is ultimately one of strength of spirit, as seen in her family and of course, in Charlotte herself.

Partners: Greenstone TV for TV3 and NZ On Air, distributed by Beyond Distribution

Aired: October, 2009 (TV3)

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Rights available: All rights excluding Australia and New Zealand

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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