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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
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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