Anne vliegt

Catherine van Campen Short documentary - 2010 - 21 min.

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Anne (11) is a beautiful girl you just have to look at. And if you look closer, you see her tics. Anne has Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. She tries to restrain her tics, but that is not easy. Anne feels embarrassed that her body makes her do things she does not want. Sometimes she needs rest. Fortunately, many of her friends accept her as she is. She would prefer to 'fly' through life, because when she flies you won’t notice a thing about her.
The award-winning youth documentary follows Anne’s complicated life. We see how she copes with her tics. At unexpected moments, she spins her body round, or licks everything in the supermarket. In therapy, she learns to suppress the compulsive gestures. To prevent other children at school from teasing or scoffing her, Anne explains her disorder to her class in a school talk. It is clear that the tics are also part of Anna's personality.

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