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Regina couple debut MS Liberation Treatment documentary

The documentary airs Thursday at 7 p.m. on CBC
Reported by Samantha Maciag
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A new documentary on Multiple Sclerosis is aiming to shed more light on the controversial liberation treatment.

MS patients in Saskatchewan have just over two weeks to apply for clinical trials in Albany, New York funded by the provincial government.

The documentary called MS Wars!! Hope, Science and the Internet delves into the science, controversy and drama around liberation therapy. It was created by Regina’s Leif Kalder and Leslea Mair. Kalder said they want viewers to decide for themselves whether or not the treatment is really worth it.

“We really do portray both sides of the equation and they both have good reasons for wanting to take it slowly and wanting to push it ahead sooner,” he explained.

The crew went all over the world to gather footage. It even includes an interview with treatment pioneer Dr. Paolo Zamboni in Italy.

The documentary airs tonight at 7 p.m. on CBC's Nature of Things.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad and Adriana Christianson