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12 November 2005 (USA) See more »
Dispelling the myth one child at a time
Children with Tourette's Syndrome discuss the challenges of living with Tourette's, a misunderstood and often stigmatizing condition... See more » | Full synopsis »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Best explanation of Tourette's yet See more (4 total) »


Conor ... Himself
Jasper ... Himself
Kim ... Herself
Kim ... Herself
Matthew ... Himself
Michael ... Himself
Michaela ... Herself
Riley ... Himself
Veronica ... Herself

Directed by
Ellen Goosenberg Kent 
Produced by
Beth Aala .... co-producer
Ellen Goosenberg Kent .... producer
Dolores Morris .... supervising producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Buddy Squires 
Film Editing by
Andrew Morreale 
Art Direction by
Garrett Swann 
Editorial Department
Beth Aala .... assistant editor
Other crew
Parul Agrawal .... production assistant
Erin Dee .... production assistant
Joel Goodling .... production assistant
David Koch .... production assistant: LA unit
Claudia E. Pazmino .... production assistant


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Amanda:I hope that people accept me for who I am, and that I don't have to fit in with people, I can just be me. I want other people to think: Oh, she's really cool - she's my friend, she has Tourette's Syndrome, whatever.See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Best explanation of Tourette's yet, 26 March 2006
Author: justbecuzicare from United States

This documentary should be shown in every school in America. It's the best simple explanation yet of a complex and widely misunderstood affliction, Tourette's Syndrome. The makers of the documentary chose to include only the voices of children, which was a brilliant decision. The kids pour out their hearts, often in ways that are painful to watch, about how difficult it is to have Tourette's in a world where understanding is hard to come by. Without seeking any pity, just by talking and explaining their tics, they show phenomenal poise, likability, and often amazing wisdom -- not just about Tourette's, but about respect in general, for all people who are "different." This video would be an excellent teaching tool in classrooms for educating not only students, but also teachers -- and not only just about Tourette's Syndrome, but also about basic decency and empathy toward other human beings.

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