After eight days of science films from all over the world, the Irish Parkinson’s film “Feats of Modest Valour” won the top Scientist Award at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York last night.
In addition to the top Science Award prize, the film was also awarded the runner-up People’s Choice Award.
In FOMV, Tom, Milena and Brian live clockwork existences, dictated by a strict regime of medication and the challenging physical reality of living with Parkinson’s disease. Meanwhile, Eilís Dowd and her team of scientists at NUI Galway are developing a new medical device which could revolutionise treatment of this the devastating disease. Woven together with observation and animation, this short documentary invites you to witness the story of groundbreaking medical science and offers a contemplation of life and mortality.
Feats of Modest Valour will be screened on RTÉ in November.