Huntingtons Dance Documentary Film
Huntington's Dance is a first person style documentary account of a son's 18 year chronicle to help his mother. To fight for his life and to become an advocate.
In 1995, Chris Furbee received a distress call from his aunt: his mother was in need of urgent care. After years of little contact with his family. Chris returned to the remote coal mining town of Philippi in his native West Virginia. As he walked through the front door of his mothers house he found a shocking site: The house was turned upside down, trash, food and hundreds of partially smoked cigarettes were strewn about. An emaciated stranger was lying on the couch, seemingly half dead. After searching the house for his mother a rush of fear came over Chris.
Chris's coping mechanism was to set up a video camera in his is mother's dilapidated garage and share his deepest feelings of love, anger, and confusion about this disease that slowly eats away at your nervous symptoms and eventually your mind.
Huntington's Disease is a are disorder affecting only 35,000 americans. It's victims will live an average of 15 to 25 years after the first effects begin. An outward physical manifestation of this condition is a series of involuntary body movements. Unceasing writhing, twitching and shaking. The perpetual "Huntington's Dance".
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