Breaking the Silence – A short story about Huntington’s chorea

 

The Huntington’s disease or Huntington’s chorea is neurodegenerative, hereditary and incurable. A defective protein destroys brain cells and leads to end-stage dementia.
The old name for this disease is chorea, because people who suffer, lose control of their bodies and permanently move to.
Alejandro and Encarni of Ronda in the province of Malaga in Andalusia, Spain, married in 1998, and since 2005 Encarni suffers from Huntington. Because since the crisis began in Spain the funds for maintenance has been drastically reduced, Encarni is now maintained by her husband at home.

A short film about the love that unites people, even when death knocks on the door.

Spanish with english subtitles

The protagonists are:
Alejandro Dominguez Gomez
Alejandro Dominguez Prieto
Encarnación Prieto Pozo
Dr.Saül Mártinez Horta, Neuropsychologe

Photography David Aparicio
Video Björn Göttlicher
Music Leo Auri

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