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Tele-movie Clare is based on Clare Matheson's autobiographical book Fate Cries Enough. It recreates the experiences of the author (played here by Robyn Malcolm, then fresh from Shortland Street) who for 15 years was an unwitting part of a disastrous gynaecological study at Auckland's National Women's Hospital. The study would later become known as ‘The Unfortunate Experiment', after a Metro article by Sandra Coney and Phillida Bunkle. It was also the subject of a Commission of Inquiry, whose official report led to major changes in law around health consumers' rights. 

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 Ian Pryor

Ian Pryor

If you press on the 'Buy It' tab on the right, just above the related titles, that takes you to a link where you can buy this title.



How would I get a copy of this??

 Jan Turner

Jan Turner

This story is powerful and amazing and so well portrayed. Thank god for the courage of Clare and her supporters! RIP all the poor women who suffered because of this horrible NZ experiment :-(

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2002 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards
Best Costume Design: Janet Dunn
Nominated for Best Drama Programme, Director - Drama (Yvonne Mackay), Actress (Robyn Malcolm) and Editing (Paul Sutorius)