3 months ago
The latest film from Shift.ms has been inspired by the conversations of the www.Shift.ms community - thank you to every one of our members who have shared their experience of hidden symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and supported other MSers.
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Keisha: Yeah? … Nah. I ain’t been about. Went my mum’s for a couple of days innit… Yeah, I’m back now innit. Cool… cool… Yeah. I’m alright. Doctor said it’s nothing. Yeah? Oh, okay… Safe, in a bit fam.
Boy: You’re loving that.
Boy: Let’s do it.
Boy: Check this, check this.
Keisha: Alright, let’s go.
Boy 1: Keisha, do your thing, do your thing.
Keisha: Oi… Nah, I ain’t feeling it today.
Boy 1: Not feeling it? You’re being kind of weird, man. I ain’t even seen you about and that.
Keisha: I been in the east, man. My cousin’s got a studio. And he got some beats for me to spit on.
Boys together: Studio?
Keisha: It’s mad, it’s mad.
Boy: No studio, man.
Keisha: Shut up, man.
Keisha: Anyways, I got to cut. I’ll see you man, later. Peace, yeah?
Boy 1: See you later.
Boy: Cool, cool.
Boys together: Studio…?
Keisha: What are you looking at?
PART 2. THE FOG
Charlie: Hi mum.
Kirsty: How was your lesson?
Charlie: Alright. Gary said I can go for blue belt soon. I reckon Jack’s well jealous, he’s still only on yellow.
Kirsty: Well, I’m proud of you. Poor Jack, though. I hope you didn’t rub it in.
Charlie: Need anything?
Kirsty: I’m fine, love.
Kirsty: Thanks, love. Have you got any homework?
Charlie: Yeah, science. I’ll do it in a minute.
Kirsty: Actually, can you do it now please.
Charlie: Oh, er Mum, there’s this girl on the estate. I think it would be good if you talked to her.
Kirsty: Love you, Charlie. Well done at karate.
Man: I’ll get that for you. There you go.
Lift: Doors closing.
Kirsty: Hi, I’m Kirsty. I think you met my son Charlie.
Kirsty: I was diagnosed eight years ago. I had no idea what was happening. It was like I wasn’t in control of my own body.
Keisha: I’ve tried to ignore it, but, I can’t any more.
Keisha: I’m always tired. Like it affects my whole body. It’s like numbness.
Keisha: I can’t even do my music. I don’t want my mates to see me like this. I don’t want them to take the piss when my arms or legs ain’t working properly.
Kirsty: It’s fine to feel angry. But you don’t have to go through this alone. You don’t have to let this define you.
Kirsty: Well, any time you need to talk, you know where I am now.
Keisha: Um, thanks.
Kirsty: Charlie, come on.
Keisha: Yeah fam? Yeah… I got some bars. Been writing some next shit. Ah, you want me to come to the studio tonight? Yeah. I’ll be there. In a bit.