An award winning short documentary by Lucy Kaye.
When your memory fades, your grip on reality becomes fragile and the sense of self 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.
Memory Songs won the Pears Award at the UK Jewish Film Festival 2016. It's also been screened at the Wales International Film Festival 2017, the East End Film Festival 2017 and Flicker's Rhode Island Film Festival 2017 where it won the Hearts, Minds and Souls Award. See the full list of winners here.