Appropriate for: College/University
Twitch and Shoutby Laurel Chiten
A documentary about Tourette Syndrome
Twitch and Shout provides an intimate journey into the startling world of Tourette Syndrome (TS) told through the eyes of a photojournalist with TS. An emotionally absorbing, sometimes unsettling, and ultimately uplifting film about people who must contend with a society that often sees them as crazy or bad--and a body and mind that won't do what it's told. Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder that can cause a bizarre range of involuntary movements, obscene vocalizations and compulsions.
What a wonderful, compassionate, funny, instructive, inspiring and flat-out brilliant documentary...
<b>Twitch and Shout</b> is an hour likely to change your opinions, or change you, period. It doesn't get much better than this.
The New York Daily News
It enlightens us--in the full meaning of the word--by throwing the light of understanding on what we don't know and therefore fear. Highly recommended. Editors choice.
A gem of a film which conveys the human side of Tourette Syndrome in a way that no textbook ever can. I will continue to use it as a key teaching tool in my courses.
Edward A. Kravitz
Professor, Harvard Medical School
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- EMMY Award Nomination
- CINE Golden Eagle Award
- P.O.V. Series, PBS Television Network
- Best of Category Winner, Golden Gate Awards
- Gold Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival
- Outstanding Independent Video Award, New England Film & Video Festival
- WorldFest Gold Award, Charleston International Film & Video Festival
- Award of Excellence, American Medical Writers Association
Resource Web Sites
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