RIDE THE TIGER
A Journey Through the Bipolar Brain
DAVID OGDEN STEIRS
producer, additional writing
DETROIT PUBLIC TELEVISION
Length: 56 minutes, 46 seconds
Format: HD, 16x9
© 2016 Detroit Educational Television Foundation (PBS/WTVS)
The reality of bipolar disorder is hard to fathom: nearly six million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder and yet so little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains. Coming April 13, 2016 from Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and airing on PBS stations nationwide is Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain, a one-hour documentary that tells the stories of highly accomplished individuals who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Narrated by David Ogden Stiers (American Experience), co-written by National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon (The Noonday Demon) and directed by duPont-Columbia Award-winner, Ed Moore, the documentary seeks to find out where the biological breakdowns occur and how we can possibly pre-empt, fix or rewire our brains back to recovery.