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Fascia: Secrets Under the Skin

52' (ENG, GER, FRE)

Our science documentary on fascia sheds light on state-of-the-art international research. Fascinating images let us delve into one of the virtually unknown cosmos of our bodies.

A fascia is a sheet of connective tissue under the skin, surrounding muscles, bones or joints. Nowadays, these white fibres are considered the leading cause for diseases and pain – and a wondrous source of healing. Elaborate animations and computer graphics shed light on the connection between the fascia and one of our most widespread ailments: back pain. In our film, internationally renowned scientists answer long-unanswered questions while offering insights into cutting-edge fascia research.

For the longest time, fasciae were considered an insignificant sheathing material that was ignored by surgeons and cut away by anatomists. Today experts know that this connective tissue is like a body stocking with a fine-mesh construction that envelops us from head to toe; it's everywhere in our bodies, permeating all of our internal organs and even the veins and the brain. 

Where is international fascia research today? What are the newest findings and insights? And to what extent do these latest insights finally deliver tangible and concrete scientific explanations for the effectiveness of alternative healing methods such as acupuncture, massages and yoga? Are new opportunities opening up to cure such old ailments such as back pain? Join us on a scientific journey to healing.

2018: Fascia: Secrets under the Skin is nominated for the DAfF Price

Original Title: Unter der Haut - Die verborgene Welt der Faszien
Year: 2017
Length: 52' (ENG, GER, FRE)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Kirsten Esch
Produced by: doc.station, ZDF, arte

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