Up For Air
Screening followed by debate :
Practicing sports with a handicap : source of physical and mental health, with :
- Jean-François KAUX, chargé de cours à l’ULiège, chef du Service Médecine Physique, Réadaptation Fonctionnelle & Traumatologie du Sport du CHU de Liège, coordinateur du SportS² et vice-président de l’asbl Cap2Sports
- Christian PIRARD, Kinésithérapeute en revalidation et fondateur de l'asbl Cap2Sports
Sport equals health? The documentary follows Jerry Cahill through his daily fight against cystic fibrosis, a illness that has reduced his lung capacity to 40% and which will go drive him to undergo a double lung transplant. He has to dedicate several hours of his day to medical treatments but the most efficient remedy for him is sport: the fifty-four-year-old practices pole vaulting and athletics with breathtaking determination. Daily exercises make him forget about his limits and postpone the effects of his illness.