ALIVE INSIDE – The miraculous effect of music on dementia and Alzheimer’s

While You Were Sleeping and Exploring Consciousness present the eye-opening and inspirational documentary feature film Alive Inside, which explores the astonishing impact music therapy can have on people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Date: Sunday 10 May
Time: 6.15pm
Place:  Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town
Tickets:  R60 (includes a glass of wine/juice before the screening from 5.30pm)
Running time:  75 minutes

Buy tickets now on Webtickets:

Webtickets online

or reserve tickets by calling the Labia on 021 424 5927

Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.

Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.


This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the non-profit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare 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 personalised 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”).Alive-Inside-Film-Poster-2014

An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, Alive Inside’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

**WINNER – Documentary Audience Award – 2014 Sundance Film Festival**

Official website:

Please note that the Labia now has a back-up power supply for Cinema 1 where the film will be screening – the screening will take place regardless of any Telkom load shedding!

One response to “ALIVE INSIDE – The miraculous effect of music on dementia and Alzheimer’s

  1. Annelet Prinsloo

    Will Alive inside be screened in Pretoria or Johannesburg?

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