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Walking Troubles of Organic Hemiplegy

Walking Troubles of Organic Hemiplegy (1898) is the first[1] documentary film in the world, created by Romanian neurologist Gheorghe Marinescu. The film depicts several patients walking in four directions against a black background before and after the treatment.

Walking Troubles of Organic Hemiplegy
Directed byGheorghe Marinescu
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Marinescu came to the idea of making the film after having used the chronophotography under the influence of Étienne-Jules Marey. Marinescu praised the use of the cinematographic techniques in the scientific investigation.

Other documentary filmsEdit

  • A Case of Hysterical Hemiplegia Cured Through Hypnotic Suggestion (1899)
  • Walking Difficulties Due to Progressive Locomotary Ataxia (1900)
  • Pseudo-Hypertrophic or Myosclerotic Paralysis Among Myopathies (1901)


  1. ^ "Urmăreşte aici cea mai veche peliculă românească: din 10 mai, 1897. Unde şi cum se păstrează actorii din alte vremuri" (in Romanian).

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