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Breakaway- A Tale of Two Survivors

Director:
  • Mathew Welsh / Journeyman Film Company
Producer:
  • Mathew Welsh / Journeyman Film Company
Writer:
  • Mathew Welsh / Journeyman Film Company
  • Manfred Becker
Cinematographer:
  • Dean Brousseau
Editor:
  • Manfred Becker
Sound:
  • Arthur McKay
Music:
  • Korvus Sound Explorations
Executive Producer:
  • Johanna Eliot

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  • Country:Canada
  • Year:2001
  • Length:45 min
  • Data rate:7.5 MB/min
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Description
Breakaway tells the story of two Nova Scotia men, both brain injury survivors, who are in an unusual relationship. Doug hasn't walked or talked for fifteen years, but Robert has had a miraculous full recovery and is now Doug's full-time attendant, trainer and housemate. Robert is obsessively, even aggressively, optimistic about Doug's recovery, rigidly enforcing a no nonsense regime of tough love, even though Doug's condition fails to improve. A poignant film which considers the delicate balance between care and control, dreams and false hopes. Winner of 9 awards, including a Gemini Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television: the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary. Fore more information, please visit www.journeymanfilm.com.
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