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CBC to air Patrick Reed’s “Beyond Trauma”

CBC doc strand ‘The Nature of Things’ is set to air award-winning filmmaker Patrick Reed‘s PTSD: Beyond Trauma, an investigation into various people’s struggle with mental illness. Produced by Toronto-based studio White ...
December 20, 2016

CBC doc strand ‘The Nature of Things’ is set to air award-winning filmmaker Patrick Reed‘s PTSD: Beyond Trauma, an investigation into various people’s struggle with mental illness.

Produced by Toronto-based studio White Pine Pictures, the film will focus on a number of people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects more civilians than soldiers and more women than men.

The film will explore modern day medical treatments and breakthroughs that doctors hope will relieve trauma survivors of their suffering. PTSD carries an array of symptoms, from flashbacks and nightmares to aggression and depression.

Featured in the film are:

  • A couple who was trapped in the wreckage of an 87-vehicle pile-up;
  • A man caught in the crosshairs of the Paris attacks in November 2015;
  • A victim of rape at the age of 16 years old; and
  • Leading clinical psychologists at the University of Chicago, the University of Western Ontario and Montreal’s McGill University.

 

Andréa Schmidt serves as producer alongside executive producer Peter Raymont.

PTSD: Beyond Trauma bows Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBC.

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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