Marguerite has been swept away by a cystic fibrosis. She’s filmed by her both parents. The chronicle of her six years of life unfolds inside sequences, by musical intermission: first moments, early childhood, hospital rooms, friendships, celebrations and summer games, interspersed with overtures on the landscape. It’s a whole life story. The issue of the film is given since the beginning, but here, each second is shown for its intensity, his miracle, and his resistance to death.
This film takes a rare glimpse at the harsh and disturbing reality of mental illness amongst prison inmates. It looks at the different types of disorders, the way in which mental illness is dealt with by prison staff and the courses of treatment offered by the prisons' medical body.
How are drugs developed? This video shows the long and incredible story of a tablet, from the research done in the labs to its final commercialisation after all the safety tests are done.
Claude Messier was an handicaped author and free thinker. He was devoted to the rights of the disabled. He denounced their being hidden away and treated like children, and defended their rights to have "normal" lives as part of society. He studied literature at the University and wrote several books. "Confessions d'Un Paquet d'Os" promotes empowerment and creativity for the disabled. He claimed the right to normal sexual lifes.
This isn't a film of voyeurism, pity or mockery, but a portrait of a man who lived fully and who pushed the limits when most of us would have been stymied.
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