A Life Without Pain

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A Life Without Pain
Directed by Melody Gilbert
Produced by Melody Gilbert
Cinematography Melody Gilbert
Edited by Charlie Gerszewski
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Country United States
Language English

A Life Without Pain is a 2005 documentary film by Melody Gilbert about children who can't feel pain.[1]

Plot synopsis[edit]

The film explores the daily lives of three children with Congenital insensitivity to pain, a rare genetic disorder shared by just a hundred people in the world.[2] Three-year-old Gabby from Minnesota, 7-year-old Miriam from Norway and 10-year-old Jamilah from Germany have to be carefully guarded by their parents so they don't suffer serious, life-altering injuries.


The release of the film garnered widespread interest in the topic, and the character Gabby was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006.[3]


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