Alive Inside

Alive Inside

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  • Michael Rossato-Bennett


  • Dan Cohen
  • Louise Dueno
  • Nell Hardie

Through his nonprofit organization Music & Memory, Dan Cohen advocates for the use of music therapy for dementia patients.

This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss, and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Director, writer, and producer Michael Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the positive effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers interviews with experts, including well-known neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin.

Past Programs


Neuropsychology of Emotion and Music

The Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ