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DISCONNECTED - The PBA Film Project

25-Jan-2016

Laughing when you’re happy or crying when you’re sad is natural, but what if you laughed when you knew nothing was funny or cried when nothing was sad? This is a reality for nearly 2 million Americans, and the impetus behind DISCONNECTED, an inspiring documentary that captures the obstacles and triumphs of individuals impacted by PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA), a neurologic condition marked by uncontrollable outbursts of laughing and/or crying in people with brain injuries or certain neurologic conditions like stroke or Alzheimer’s.

DISCONNECTED spotlights six people living with PBA and the following neurologic conditions: stroke; traumatic brain injury (TBI); multiple sclerosis (MS); and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), as well as their friends, families, and caregivers. DISCONNECTED is an emotional and uplifting film about fate’s unexpected path and how these people and their families support one another through an unsteady journey of both laughter and tears.

The film is directed by award winning filmmakers Doug Blush (Of Two Minds, The Hunting Ground, 20 Feet from Stardom, The Invisible War, These Amazing Shadows, Superheroes, Outrage) and Lisa Klein (Of Two Minds, What a Ball, Cult Culture: The Poseidon Adventure); and produced by award-winning filmmaker, Julian Cautherley (The Crash Reel, The Beautiful Game, The Lion’s Mouth Opens).

View Trailer | Disconnected Movie | Crying, Laughing and Living with PBA

 


 
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