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49 Ratings

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

United States, 2014


Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted.

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Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Documentary (Audience Award)

Seattle International Film Festival

2014 | 2nd place: Best Documentary

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

2014 | 3rd place: IDFA Audience Award

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