“Truly one of the most moving and inspirational stories I have ever witnessed on the big screen.” Cathy Stephenson – DomPost
“There is such tremendous inspiration and wisdom in your documentary. Above all, it feels like a love story . I hope ‘The Inheritance’ is seen by many, many people. It really deserves a giant audience worldwide!” Dayna Goldfine (U.S. Award winning filmmaker)
“An uplifting experience. Five stars.” Roger Childs – Kapiti Independent
The inheritance addressed in this illuminating, personal, and courageous film could hardly be more daunting. Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary neurodegenerative condition that typically manifests in mid-adult life.
Bridget and her partner Jeff confront the horrors of the disease’s progress most squarely in the deterioration of her mother Judy, who had been a staunch promoter of Huntington’s awareness – in marked contrast to previous generations who shrouded its cruel heritage in shame. Historians have traced the passage of the gene back through generations, as Bridget has been able to do in her own family. Seeking hope for generations to follow, she meets leading international scientists racing to find a cure and witnesses the everyday heroism of people living with this disease
Struggling to face up to the inevitable demise for so many of her family and the harrowing possibility that her son might have inherited it, Bridget takes us into the heart of a family whose love of life and each other is intensely moving to behold.