9000 Needles

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9000 Needles
9000 Needles.jpg
Directed by Doug Dearth
Produced by Kacy Andrews
Michael Gleissner
Caroleen Feeney
Stephen Nemeth
Igor Desyatnikov
Music by Laurence Tolhurst
David Robbins
Edited by William T. Cartwright Jr.
Doug Dearth
Kristoffer Villarino
Distributed by Bigfoot Ascendant
Release date
  • October 2009 (2009-10) (Louisville)
  • September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16) (United States)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

9000 Needles is a 2009 documentary film about the story of a young husband and father and his family as they struggle to deal with the aftermath of a devastating stroke.[1][2]

Background[edit]

The film documents the fate of Devin Dearth, a successful businessman and champion body builder who suffered a devastating stroke caused by a bleed in his brain stem, leaving him paralyzed on his right side, unable to walk, and with difficulty speaking.[3] With the help of his brother Doug (film director), they then travel to Tianjin, China to try a stroke rehabilitation center that uses acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine.[4]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dearth, Doug. "9000 Needles Documentary". Retrieved April 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Melody (April 2, 2011). "Documentary Review 9000 Needles". Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "A Story of Hope, Courage and One Family’s Unconventional Journey Toward Stroke Recovery; Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine to Host Free Screening". Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "9000 Needles About the Film". Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "9000 Needles". Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2010 Temecula Valley International Film Festival Winners". September 20, 2010. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ "IFP and Slated announce 1st Ever Festival Genius Audience Award". November 9, 2010. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  8. ^ Miller, Melanie (January 19, 2011). "9,000 Needles: Award-Winning Documentary, Scottsdale Acupuncture specialist". Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  9. ^ "9000 Needles". Retrieved March 23, 2011. 

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