Gulnaz Galimullina
Gulnaz Galimullina
Breathing and blinking - are the only thing that ALS patients can do in the last stage of the disease. The whole body is paralyzed and the mind remains fettered in its own body. This is an unexplored disease. It is not inherited and cannot be predicted or prevented. Patients with this diagnosis are given 3-4 years of life, but there are those who live for 20 years or more.

Tanya has been living with ALS for over 20 years. She can hardly speak, she can hardly move and she uses an eye tracker to voice over her text. The laptop is her main assistant connecting with the outside world. Despite everything, Tanya leads an active social life.

The Valkov family is just starting to live with ALS. Lena does not accept her diagnosis and tries to live as usual. But the disease is developing. She has to take on new changes each time.

Two parallel histories about love and support, the value and importance of life in every moment.

  • 11th International disability film festival "Breaking down barriers", special prize for "Breathe"