Shake Rattle and Roll: A Journey with Parkinson's

Title

Shake Rattle and Roll: A Journey with Parkinson's

Subject

Physical Disability, Illness, Family, Relationships

Description

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.

Source

SBS Annual Report 03-04, 04-05
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/11546458

Rights

Ronin Films

Format

Documentary

Alternative Title

Parkinson's and Me

Date Issued

2005

Duration

1 hour

Director

Andrew Wiseman

Producer

P: Andrew Wiseman, CE: Ned Lander

Contributor

SBSi, FFC, Pericles Films, AFC, Film Victoria

Date Commissioned

2003-2004

Accord

Accord

Production Fund

General

SBS TV Broadcast Date

2/06/05

SBS TV Slot

Storyline Australia

Files

Citation

“Shake Rattle and Roll: A Journey with Parkinson's,” SBSi Commissioned Content, accessed November 25, 2017, http://sbsi.digitalfabulists.org/document/3926.