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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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