Wednesday, July 25, 2012

'Awakenings' Part Deux? 'Alive Inside' Doc Explores Music's Role in Helping Patients with Alzheimer's and Dementia

By Kathleen Richards
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

We get emails to help Kickstarter campaigns on pretty much a daily basis. As noble and worthy as the endeavors may be, their messages can get lost amid the sea of projects, all needing money and attention RIGHT NOW.

But this one caught our eye. Alive Inside is a documentary (with a Kickstarter campaign, naturally) about a social worker who discovers how music can "awaken deeply locked memories in patients with Alzheimer's and dementia." NY-based filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett is trying to raise another $15,000 in the next five days to get his movie finished. Check out this rough cut; pretty compelling stuff.

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