DOCUMENTARIES


USA - Twitch and Shout - 31 min 22" sec (11 October 2013)  
 
 


The annual Camp Twitch and Shout is a one-week gathering for kids with Tourette's Syndrome. An 'organised chaos' in many respects, it's a place where young sufferers are allowed to be themselves.

Some children with Tourette's have simple ticks, but Zach's are wildly unpredictable and often violent. "It's like he's a prisoner of war. He's entrapped in this body, doing things he has no control of", says his mother. The neurological condition is deeply misunderstood by society, but at this special camp, young sufferers are encouraged to develop resilience.

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