In My Hands

A Story of Marfan Syndrome

This inspiring film brings hope to parents and caregivers of children who are "different." It focuses on individuals and families learning to live with a little-known and potentially fatal connective tissue disorder, Marfan Syndrome. People with the condition are frequently tall, with disproportionately long arms and legs. Young people, especially, are challenged by looking different than their peers. In My Hands asks the universal questions. Who am I? What am I? Different, and that's ok.

Dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking, whose son Chris is affected with the condition, works with a group of teenagers, designing movement and dance that capitalizes on their shaky long bodies, and unexpectedly, inspires their self- esteem.


CINE #1 Special Jury Award, Documentary Short, 2010,
Rocky Mountain Womens Film Festival, 2010
East Hampton International Film Festival, 2009
Western Psychological Association Film Festival, 2010


"In My Hands moved me in ways that I did not anticipate…. Having studied and cared for people with Marfan syndrome for 20 years, I thought I knew it all. I was humbled and enriched by watching this extraordinary film."
- Dr. Hal Dietz, Johns Hopkins University Hospital

"A powerful film" The Southampton Press

In My Hands


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