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Memory Songs

Directed by:Lucy Kaye

Film School:National Film and Television School, The London Film School

When your memory fades, your grip on reality becomes fragile and the sense of self slowly slips away. In a synagogue hall in North West London, a group of elderly people gather to find release. Using music and song they try to reconnect with themselves. Through the poetic use of poignant personal photographs and carefully assembled voiced-over memories, this film takes us into the emotional heart of these people, coping with the onset of Dementia.

Lucy Kaye

Lucy Kaye is an award winning documentary filmmaker based in London. With a background in Anthropology, she graduated from the National Film and Television school in 2009. She has worked for the BBC, Channel 4, Vice, The Guardian with subjects ranging from PTSD to Horse Whispering. Her First Cut film for Ch4 received critical acclaim and she was recently awarded the prestigious Pears Short Film Award for her film Memory Songs. Her passion lie’s in making creative, character-driven films that can have a universal appeal. Alongside documentaries, Lucy films and directs promotional films and ethnographic research pieces.

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