In 2000, Antoine Rigot, a tightrope master, lost the use of his legs. Instead of compelling him to give up the stage, this accident encouraged him to become both the object and the subject of his shows. Little by little, his desire to flirt with equilibrium returns. The Fall and Rebirth of a humble (…)
Music, reading and photography. Can they relief the suffer of Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s patients? The documentary Prescription Art traces the evolution of Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s patients in an innovative therapy that combines music, photography and reading to verify the (…)
Franco, Joanna, Audrey, Lia, Philippe, were all stricken by a brutal and unexplained uneasiness in front of some artworks during their trip. What happened ? A sunstroke ? A loss of bearings ? Graziella Magherini, psychiatrist in Florence, realize that the tourist rare victim of a disease that (…)
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 (…)
Dan RYBICKY & Aaron WICKENDEN
Eighty-two-year-old Peter Anton has spent decadesobsessively chronicling his life story in a massive, illustrated autobiography, and nothing - not poverty, isolation or crippling disabilities - will stop him from seeing it published. With his immediate family long dead, Anton's house has fallen (…)
Handicapped from birth, Ines Racheg miraculously survived thanks to her willingness and dedication of her parents. Self-taught, she finded in the painting a way to overcome her handicaps. Enrolled in an art club, she benefits from the care of her teachers who have all subsequently detected her (…)
Roger DAUTAIS & Jean-Jacques LION
THE MEMORY AMNESIQUE is a movie which brings us to the heart of a workshop of art therapy.
One morning, after a night troubled by insomnia and shouts once again, Bastien asked his mother : « Do I disappear too when the sun sets ? ». Since then, Bastien has been ticking every spent day in a calendar over his bed and sleeps a little better.
Florence GATINEAU-SAILLANT BEX
In an asylum, patients talk, write and sulpt. All around, the place is invested by movies teams who are shooting TV series. An uncertain reality appears. What is this feeling of unreality? What is this madness?
Eric Ellena & Berna Huebner
Initiatives that get people with Alzheimer's involved in art and creative workshops are producing remarkably positive results. Scientists have discovered that the parts of the brain related to emotions and creativity are largely spared by the disease. In official competition