The Present

A 18.000-kilometer journey for Huntington's disease
Dimitri Poffé rides his bicyle near El Chaltén in Patagonia, Argentina


Running time

18 minutes

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"The Present" is a 2023 adventure short documentary featuring the story of Dimitri Poffé, a 34-year-old French traveler who left his native France to undertake a cycling trip from Mexico City to Ushuaia after he tested positive for Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease is a rare neurodegenerative, hereditary and incurable disease. Dimitri's father passed away because of Huntington's 20 years ago and his sister has been developing the symptoms for the past 13 years. According to studies, Dimitri should develop the symptons between 35 and 40 years old. On his adventure accross South America, Dimitri visits researchers, associations and people affected by the disease to raise awareness and share a message of hope. "The Present" is an inspiring story of solidarity showcasing the importance of living life to the fullest. It was produced by Cascada Expediciones and shot by Timothy Dhalleine between December 2022 and April 2023