Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett
Running: 74 min
suitable for: 12+ years
Language: English. Subtitles
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 firsthand experiments conducted by the filmmaker and innovative social worker, Dan Cohen, this emotionally groundbreaking documentary demonstrates how music can awaken every soul.
Michael Rossato-Bennett is the Writer, Director and Producer of ALIVE INSIDE – winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for U.S. Documentary – and through film he strives to incite conversations that interrogate issues related to cultural consciousness.
In addition to ALIVE INSIDE, his first feature length offering, Rossato-Bennett has several documentaries in various stages of development, through his production company, Projector Media. Each of those projects is inspired by Michael’s dedication to the collective well being of society and progressive human change towards the greater, if not greatest, good.
Awards and Festivals:
Sundance 2014 Film Festival Documentary Competition winner