Film Shares The Global Message Of Dementia… Giving Hope To Live Lives Fully

21 Sep, 13 Film Shares The Global Message Of Dementia… Giving Hope To Live Lives Fully


|  Alzheimer’s Speaks  |  21 September 2013  |  Lori La Bey  |

As an entry in the inaugural Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival, the film explores the messages behind the photos that are currently on a six month tour in Australia.  Corinne Maunder, Producer, Fire Films, said the Love, Loss and Laughter exhibition presented an ideal opportunity to create a meaningful piece about dementia.

“The project made me appreciate even more, the time that I have with my grandmother and my mother and aunt’s unswerving dedication as carers,” Ms Maunder said.

“This film will help to share the message globally that people with dementia remain, first and foremost, human beings and should not be defined by their condition,” said Ita Buttrose, Alzheimer’s Australia National President and 2013 Australian of the Year.

Almost 100 photographs of people living with dementia are included in the exhibition. The images offer a unique, compassionate and positive portrayal of people living with dementia.

cathy_greenblatAmerican sociologist and social photographer, Cathy Greenblat took the photographs in the United States, France, India, Japan, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Monaco and more recently, in Australia. The exhibition has already touched the hearts of thousands of people as it has traveled throughout the America, Asia and Europe. A book of the same title was published in 2012 by Globe Pequot Press, USA.

“I am thrilled with the film. Corinne has captured the essence of what I am trying to convey through the exhibit and the book – fostering awareness and reducing the stigma.” Ms Greenblat said.

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