Invitation to screening of The Memory Team

By November 20, 2015Public

My Life Films would like to invite all health journalists to the upcoming screening of the The Memory Team.

The Memory Team is an 8 part documentary series broadcast on the Community Channel from December 15th at 10pm. It follows young filmmakers working for the charity My Life Films as they capture the life stories of people living with dementia on film before their memories fade away.

My Life Films has a press screening for the first episode on the 26th of November at 7pm at West Digital Post Production, 59 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8EG. Please contact jessica@mylifefilms.org if you are interested in attending.

The documentary will follow the team as they meet 8 families, each family having its own episode. Different aspects of living with dementia are explored as well as capturing the amazing life stories of our stars before their stories are lost forever. The first episode focuses on Derek, an experienced pilot who was in the RAF during the war and has flown hundreds of planes and gliders and travelled the world lecturing. His achievements are explored and memories captured before they are forgotten.

The documentary series was commissioned by the Community Channel and is being produced by Go Forth Films, an independent documentary company. Episodes will be broadcast from early December.

My Life Films is a young and fast growing charity that produces free biographical films for people living with dementia in London. Using established reminiscence techniques and combining them with the power of filmmaking and digital delivery the films are a highly innovative care tool helping to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. The aim is to also humanise the care they receive by strengthening the carer to patient bonding process. In a short version of the film carers learn about the personality and character of the person they are caring for.

My Life Films mentors young filmmakers to record the life story of the person living with the illness. In a personal scanning session the filmmakers collect photographs and archive material from the family, they then video interview the protagonist and key members of the family and combine this with their favourite music tracks to make a moving, personalised film. It is a combination of reminiscence therapy and entertainment bringing positivity not just into the lives of the person living with dementia, but also members of their family and close friends. In some cases they are watched every day and they can be viewed online or on DVD.

For more information please visit the My Life Films website www.mylifefilms.org or contact Jessica Palmarozza on 07958 288 605

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