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Shake rattle and roll: a journey with Parkinson's

posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by A Wiseman, Kevin Anderson
This is the journey of a man suffering from Parkinson's disease. Ross Collins tells of his past twelve years' experiences of living with Parkinson's. Before, he had a steady job with Victoria Police, with promising future prospects; and was happily married with two young children. The disease struck him at an early age, changing his life and setting him on a different course. His outlook on life has changed, and his decision-making influenced; as well, his relationships with his family affected. He feels normal only when he is shaking, rattling and rolling along on his Harley. His wish for a cure leads him to pin his hopes on faith healing by the 'miracle man', in Brazil. The first two visits did not seem to have done anything to improve his physical condition. Ross is returning to Brazil for the third time, hoping against hope that his condition could be improved by a miracle healing. This documentary gives an intimate look into the life of a Parkinson's disease sufferer and that of his family. Includes al.



Film Finance Corporation Australia Limited

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Civic Square, A.C.T.

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Cinematographer : Kevin Anderson. Also available as 1 videodisc (DVD) ( 52 min.) : sd. col. ; 1/​2 in.AWARDS RECIEVED : Best documentary 2005 ATOM Awards.

Publication classification

J1 Major original creative work; JR1 Recorded or Rendered Creative Works - Film, Video


1 videocassette (VHS) ( 52 min.) : sd. col. ; 1/​2 in.


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