Alive Inside

Synopsis: The documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken health-care system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin ("Don't Worry, Be Happy").
Genre: Documentary, News
Production: BOND/360
  11 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
78 min

I'll be home

For Christmas

you can plan

On me

with plenty of snow


Presents wrapped 'round

The tree


Christmas eve will tell me

Where the love light beams



What was the favorite part of

Your life?

What was your favorite part

Of your life?

My life?

Well, part of my life

Was riding a bicycle,

Grocery boy...

what did you like about

Riding a bicycle?

That's where I made my money.

So, in some sense,

Henry has re-Acquired his

Identity for a while through the

Power of music.

What does music

Do to you?

It gives me the feeling of

Love, romance.

Figure right now, the world

Needs to come into music,


You got beautiful music here,

Beautiful, oh, lovely.

And I feel a band of love,

Of dreams.

The lord came to me, made me


I'm a holy man, so he gave

Me these sounds.

Let's say I meet you...

let me see...

Rosalie, won't you love me

Rosalie wont you be sweet

And kind

What do you

Think happened with Henry?

I mean, what did we just see

Happening with Henry?

We connected with Henry.

We connected with Henry's self.

You know, when you're in

A nursing home or when you

Have Alzheimer's disease, you're

Really struggling with your own

Thoughts and confusion...

Dan was excited.

I was excited.

What if all these people we'd

Seen could be awakened like


All a sudden,

Everything falls into

Place and you're right

There with the music, you

Understand it.

It's pleasurable.

You're not thinking about

Anything else, you're not


Oh, how lovely!

This is no small problem.

There are five million people

In America with dementia.

10 million people spend a large

Part of their life caring for


There are maybe a million

People in nursing homes

Losing their

Connection to life.

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