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.