Tom, Milena and Brian live clockwork existences, dictated by a strict regime of medication and the challenging physical reality of living with Parkinson's disease. Meanwhile, Éilís and her team of scientists are developing a new medical device, which could potentially cure the devastating disease. Woven together with observation and animation, this short documentary invites you to witness the story of groundbreaking medical science and offers a contemplation of life and mortality.
You can spot it in the provocation of a button, an arm poking at a sleeve;
A balancing act at a night-time curb while negotiating the dark.
Feats of such modest valour, who would suspect them to be exercises in an intimate, fierce discipline;
A metaphysics of being relentlessly aware.
Excerpt from the poem ‘No Signs of Struggle’ by Robin Morgan
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