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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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