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MIPTV Picks 2012: MS Wars

Originally produced for CBC science and natural history strand 'The Nature of Things,' this documentary special examines the story of Italian research scientist Paolo Zamboni's controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis, dubbed Liberation Therapy.
March 24, 2012

Originally produced for CBC science and natural history strand ‘The Nature of Things,’ this documentary special examines the story of Italian research scientist Paolo Zamboni’s controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis, dubbed Liberation Therapy. Zamboni’s treatment calls for the unblocking of jugular veins in order to combat a condition he calls chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency or CCSVI. When the research paper behind the treatment surfaced online before being published in print, it ignited a firestorm of attention from those with MS and the media alike. MS Wars highlights the divide between accepted procedure and the wisdom of the Web, and tells the story of some who are caught in between.

Partners: Zoot Pictures for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, distributed by TVF International (London)

Length: 1 x 52 minutes

Aired: CBC’s ‘Nature of Things,’ February 2012

Rights available: All rights worldwide, excluding Canada

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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