A Documentary Film in the Making:
100% GLUTEN FREE is a documentary film about the rising prevalence of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity worldwide. It investigates the causes for this upsurge and what this means for our future.
The film wants to raise awareness of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) among the mainstream population in order to increase the celiac disease and NCGS diagnosis rate as much and as quickly as possible. Even today many patients still receive wrong treatments because their physicians don’t consider gluten sensitivity to be the cause for their patients’ ailments. In reality, it still takes six to ten years filled with endless doctors visits and countless pills until a patient finally receives the correct diagnosis and the treatment to most if not all of his or her ailments: a gluten-free diet.
Besides raising awareness, this film hopes to provide educational and emotional support to everyone who has recently been diagnosed with celiac disease or NCGS and feels lost. The film will address as many of the questions as possible that everyone usually asks after the diagnosis, but it will also try to answer those questions that no one thinks to ask but which are crucial for a fast recovery.
The film will talk to people who have celiac disease or NCGS, it will talk to their family members and friends, to leading scientists, clinicians, and dietitians in the field, and much more.
This project is in production.