- Human Interest, Science, Culture, Personal Doc, and Biography
Mito-Kids is the story of four teenage sisters who have grown up with disabilities that stem from mitochondrial disease, a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fail to function properly. This is an intimate and personal story that aims to increase the understanding of mitochondrial disease and its connection to epilepsy, diabetes, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Heart Disease and many other neurological disorders. In addition to the family footage, interviews with medical experts and original animation break down the role of mitochondria in producing cellular energy and explain what happens to the human body when these cellular powerhouses fail. The incidence of mitochondrial disease is estimated at 1:3000-4000 individuals in the US and yet the disease is relatively unheard of in the public sector and poorly understood in the medical community.
- Running time
- 18 minutes
- Karlina Lyons ... Producer
- Prod. Co.
- United States
- Years of Production
- New Hampshire and Massachusetts
- Release year
- Best NH Documentary at NHFF 2009
- English, ASL
- English during ASL scenes
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