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Twitch and Shout

by 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.

quoteWhat 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.

David Bianculli
The New York Daily News
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The Boston Globe Magazine
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quoteIt 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.
Video Librarian

quoteA 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


  • 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

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