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2022

My life is a challenge

A former professional golfer, Yves Auberson has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since the age of 35. While severely handicapped by dyskinesia, Yves set himself the challenge of walking more than 1000 km around the Swiss Alps to show that Parkinson’s does not condemn him to inactivity.


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Summary

Former professional golfer, Yves Auberson has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since the age of 35.

Often considered as the disease of aging, it affects today more and more young patients. However, Yves has no family history of the disease and nothing suggested that such a diagnosis would be made.

Although he is severely handicapped by dyskinesia, Yves took on the challenge of walking more than 1000 km around the Swiss Alps to show that Parkinson’s does not condemn him to inactivity.

Through a poignant and unique testimony, this film goes on an adventure with Yves to make us discover his story and his 15 years of struggle against the symptoms of Parkinson’s that have completely changed his life.

 

 

1000 km to challenge Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world. In spite of this, there is not much talk about this disease that affects more and more the young generation.

Far from the scientific speeches, sometimes detached from reality, we want to shed light on the issues surrounding Parkinson’s by giving the floor to a person like Yves who lives with this disease on a daily basis, analyzes the evolution of each symptom and is finally in the best position to talk about it.

Yves is an example of determination to follow and his achievement gives hope and motivation. He makes people affected by Parkinson’s aware that they can live fully in our society and that physical activity is an excellent remedy to slow down the progression of symptoms.

Our hope is to give the community the opportunity to rally around this project which we plan to release in theaters in 2022.

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Original Version
French

Subtitles
German, French, and English

Format
4K and Color

Type and Duration
Documentary
84 min

Year of production
2022

Country of production
Switzerland

Produced by
Stephan Rytz & Loïc Oswald

Production
ORCA Production

Co-production
RTS

Distribution
Jupiter Films and DNA Films

With the support of
L'Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cineforom, le Fond de production télévisuel, Ernst Goehner Stiftung, l'association Défi Parkinson, Parkinson Suisse, la ville de Nyon, la ville de Gland and la Région de Nyon

Remerciements particuliers
Michel Grimaldi, Joëlle Bédat, Chocolaterie Alexandre, Marc-Etienne Diserens, Michel Gisiger, Bernhard Maeder, Moveit.ch, Sabine Mutsaerts, Pro Infirmis and the 251 contribtors of WeMakeIt

Written and directed by
Stephan Rytz

Camera
Loïc Oswald

Additional images:
Patrick Mounoud

Drone
Loïc Oswald

Sound
Benoit Frech

Additional sounds:
Nicolas Binggeli

Montage image
Franck Guillemenot

Video Animation
Loïc Oswald

Sound editing
Nicolas Binggeli & Stephan Rytz

Sound mixing
Nicolas Binggeli

Music
Fabien Guerra

Musique du générique:
Emma Soupart et Elio Brandolini

Color Grading
Gaith Zehri

Graphics
Stéphanie Ganière

Photography
Lucien Kolly

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