Yves Auberson, a former professional golfer, has had Parkinson’s disease since the age of 35. Although severely handicapped by dyskinesia, Yves took up the challenge of walking more than 1000 km around the Swiss Alps to show that Parkinson’s disease does not condemn him to inactivity.
A former professional golfer, Yves Auberson has suffered from Parkinson’s disease since the age of 35.
Often considered the disease of aging, today it affects more and more young patients. However, Yves has no family history and there was no indication that such a diagnosis was going to be made.
While he is severely handicapped by dyskinesia, Yves challenged himself to tour the Swiss Alps by covering more than 1000 km on foot in order to demonstrate that Parkinson’s does not condemn him to inactivity.
Through a poignant and unique testimony, this film goes on an adventure with Yves to help us discover his story and his 15 years of fighting against the symptoms of Parkinson’s which have completely changed his life.
1000 km to challenge parkinson
Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world. Despite this, there is not much talk about this disease which is increasingly affecting the younger generation.
Far from scientific discourse, sometimes detached from reality, we are keen to shed light on the challenges of Parkinson’s by giving the floor to a character like Yves who experiences this disease on a daily basis, analyzes the evolution of each symptom and is finally the best placed 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.
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English, French, and German
4K and Color
Genre and duration
52 et 84 min
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
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