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documentary / direction: Michael Rossato-Bennett/ 77 min / USA / 2014

As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives. Through revealing conversations with renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, as well as powerful first-hand experiments conducted by the filmmaker and innovative social worker, Dan Cohen, this emotionally ground-breaking documentary demonstrates how music can awaken every soul.

Awards: Winner: Audience Award, US Documentary-Sundance Film Festival, 2014; Best Documentary, Boston Film Festival 2014, Best Documentary, Fort Myers Beach Film Festival 2014; Leonardo’s Horse, Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards) 2014; Audience Award, Provincetown International Film Festival 2014; Golden Space Needle Award, 2nd place, Seattle International Film Festival 2014; Audience Award, Sedona International Film Festival 2014;