I know there have been some concerns about the awareness video that we mentioned last E-ComMenT, and the concept of using the Ministry of Silly Walks as a basis.
Superficially, the film will begin with a few seconds of a recreation of that iconic sketch in order to engage the audience, but the film isn't intended to be humorous, the idea is that it will be enlightening and uplifting. The film never mocks or patronises people with CMT and hopefully, it will help put an end to everyday ignorance that comes through a lack of awareness.
The voice over (which we're still hoping will be John Cleese himself) will explain that this walk isn't "silly" but is the manifestation of a serious disease. The film will go on to explain about the assumptions that some people make, and will explain a little more about CMT and how the lack of awareness causes difficulties for people affected.
The emphasis is definitely that there is help out there, and with greater awareness of CMT, things can only get better. It's intended to be positive and optimistic.
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