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General: Minor Films   no photo.
TitleGallivant (1996)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral Joubert's Syndrome
CountryUK
Length110
GenreDocumentary
Rating3
DirectorAndrew Kotting
Cast
NotesThis documentary was broadcast in the middle of the night on TV and really that's where it belongs. It is highly specialised viewing. At the beginning we see a man using sign language and making intelligible noises. Then the scene switches to a woman sitting in a deck chair talking to a small girl. We learn from the voice-over that the woman is the filmmaker's 85 year old grandmother and the girl is his 7 year old daughter. He explains that his daughter has difficulty walking and speaking because she has Joubert's Syndrome. He then takes us on a coastal tour of Britain. The scenery is pleasant the people he talks to are mildly interesting but there's no shape to the documentary. There are huge gaps in the coastline covered and though he visited my home town I wasn't biased favourably. There he interviewed some allotment holders. At least he put Joubert's Syndrome on the map.

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