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MIND IN QUICKSAND, A: LIFE WITH HUNTINGTON'S
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Six years elapsed between the time Kim Lile first felt "something wrong" with her health to her diagnosis of Huntington's disease at age 42. Initially, it felt as if her mind was being swallowed in quicksand. Bouts of uncharacteristic clumsiness, sudden outbursts of temper, depression and forgetfulness grew progressively worse, eventually affecting her ability to work as a photographer and film script supervisor. Numerous medical tests and consultations with neurologists finally put a name to the inexplicable force changing Kim's life: Huntington's disease, the incurable brain disorder that causes devastating mental and physical deterioration over time. Although the diagnosis came as a total shock, Kim faced her new reality head-on. She resolved to find out as much as she could about Huntington's and capture it on film to raise public awareness about the disease. The resulting documentary, A MIND IN QUICKSAND: LIFE WITH HUNTINGTON'S, is by turns touching, informative and inspiring. Kim interviews doctors, researchers, caregivers, fellow Huntington's sufferers and family members to learn about the disease's causes, symptoms, impact and search for a cure. She also turns the camera on herself to show the ravages of the illness, offering a raw and genuine glimpse of Huntington's from the inside. The powerful documentary presents the very real struggle to cope with unforeseen circumstances and deal with the specter of diminishing physical capabilities. While coping with the challenges of her new reality, Kim begins to uncover questions about her past and come to grips with her future.

DISTRIBUTOR: American Public Television
APT PROGRAM SERVICE: Exchange
PRODUCER: Black Cat Productions, Inc.
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Contract period: 05/01/2015-04/30/2019
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The program is available for a 24 hour streaming period for $4.99 at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/amindinquicksand.