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.
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.
German, French, and English
4K and Color
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Stephan Rytz & Loïc Oswald
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
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