Alive Inside

Alive Inside

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A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.
Branch Call Number: DVD 615.8515 ALIVE
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,all region
NTSC
Wide screen,enhanced for 16x9 television
digital,optical,quadraphonic,Dolby Digital 5.1
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color, with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Story of music and memory

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duanetucker
Feb 21, 2017

An astonishing demonstration of how wusic can transform dementia into delight with the press of a button. For anyone with a relative suffering from dementia or anyone working in the field it's a must see.

Truly remarkable film about the healing power of music. Uplifting and deeply moving.

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muffinpopcorn
Jan 23, 2017

Powerful , inspiring , emotional docu. Even uplifting in that what can be accomplished with music therapy . It's amazing how the Alzheimer's patients light up and come out of their shells with the simple use of an ipod and headphones . Emotional docu and very , very good .

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marypaz13
Oct 31, 2016

This was a very inspirational documentary. It's amazing how someone can take something so simple, like music, and convert it into something life changing. I don't personally know people with dementia or Alzheimers, but this was really inspiring. It gives hope to those who have been forgotten and those who want to help family members. I recommend this to everyone.

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Bookworm39
Sep 05, 2016

If you know someone with dementia or alzheimers disease you should see this film.

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iansm
Aug 12, 2016

Definitely a must see documentary for all. Highly relevant to diseases like dementia and Alzheimers. It is inspiring and offers hope to those suffering such diseases, when you see the impact of music to them. The movie emphasizes how music is one of the very last brain functions to be destroyed by these diseases. Music touches many memories and their feelings. It is an awareness raising piece on seniors' care in general. Highly recommend.

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1aa
Apr 05, 2016

About how music helps those who are living with degenerative brain disorders, and along the way gives a quick explanation of the neuro-aesthetics of music. Whats odd about it is that it degrades into a fundraising video to pay for MP3 players to be given to patients. (they never bother considering firing the incompetent medical administrators. I wonder why)

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josey0103
Oct 08, 2015

A must see movie, interesting for all in some way I would feel.

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21221018293347
Aug 31, 2015

everyone who has someone they love suffering from dementia should watch this documentary. It is explosive how music can reach people.

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wiredonjava
Aug 11, 2015

Astonishing how specific music affects the unreachable individual. I've witnessed this miracle myself with people having acquired brain injuries. Profound amnesia yet the music area of the brain unscathed. Everyone ought to watch this remarkable documentary because it touches on society's messed up view of aging and lack of respect towards elders as well.

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RoseyCoffee
Jul 09, 2015

Interesting take on how music affects us. Also an eye opening look at how Americans deal with the elderly.
Music, via personal music players, when introduced to our forgotten elders, stir vivid memories and emotions that seem to awaken them.

While this documentary does not call this music therapy, it does compare current nursing care and drugs to music as a stimulant to engage, often awaken, elderly who feel victim to nursing home care, those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.

This documentary also touches on how Americans attitudes towards the elderly have created the out of sight & out of mind regime of drugs and seclusion.

This film is actually important although a big budget version may reach a wider audience and may evoke change. Change may be needed as this topic is about music but the heart of it is about human beings.

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