Following the success of our Short Film Festival in September 2018, Created Out of Mind is joining Kennington Stories, a two-day film festival held at The Cinema Museum in London.
When: Tuesday 12th February, 6.45pm - 8.30pm
Our programme of engaging short films explores unique and diverse stories of dementia, memory and perception. The festival aims to challenge and enrich current perceptions of what it means to live with a dementia, celebrates UK filmmakers and invites us to confront bigger questions of what it means to be human.
Following the screenings, there will be a short, open panel discussion.
Kennington Stories coincides with The Cinema Museum’s 21st anniversary, and features a number of film-based events and screenings over the 12th and 13th February.
Tickets are free! Book using the link below.
Find more information on our films below.
We are showing a range of films from emotive dramas to thought-provoking documentaries and award-winning animation - including 2 UK premieres. Learn more about our selected films below.
Abdullah and Leilah
Haunted by the memories of his childhood in Baghdad, Abdullah has dementia and struggles to communicate with his daughter. As his mind slides between his past and his unfamiliar present, he no longer remembers the life he’s lived in London for the last 60 years and the fluent English language he’s spoken. His daughter Leilah searches for one last moment of connection with her father before she also fades from his memory and he no longer remembers who she is. Directed by Ashtar Al Khirsan.
The story of three families living in Sheffield, UK with young onset dementia. Filmed by award-winning production company, Cosmic Joke, the film gives a rare insight into the lives of those living with young onset dementia, as well as the people around them. The families in this film had to face huge challenges to gain understanding and recognition from the healthcare system, the government, their workplaces and even from their own friends. This is a story of courage and bravery and above all, love. Directed by Alex Taylor.
This film from On Our Radar is part of the 'dementia diaries' project - where people living with dementias were given 3D printed phones to record audio diaries over a period of 18 months. Each of their audio diaries is a personal record of their journey with dementia. The thoughts and experiences shared chart the frustrations and opportunities that arise from living with the many different forms of dementias in the hope that their honest stories will change the way we engage with dementia. Directed by Paul Myles.
Do I see what you see?
How do changes in the brain cause us to see differently? What if dementia did not affect your memory but affected your vision? This short, animated film s narrated by people living with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), a rare form of dementia which affects the visual areas of the brain. Everyday tasks are beset with obstacles, but their stories also force us to question our own perceptions and whether we are truly seeing the world around us the way others do. Directed by Simon Ball.
A drifting man struggles to pull objects from the roiling sea below him and scrambles to keep the objects from slipping through his fingers. A stop-motion animation using textured and tactile materials, as well as personal imagery, that represents the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Inspired by my grandfather. Awarded Best Animated Short at Slamdance 2009. Directed by Hayley Morris.
Prussian Blue Hue
An endearing friendship between a Grandmother and a Grandson is put in jeopardy when the Grandmother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The boy’s interest in painting becomes the structure for the film, and a mirrored progression takes place between a series of Picasso-inspired portraits of his grandmother and the advancement of her illness. Directed by Sophie May.
A moving, animated film from Dementia UK, which illustrates how a husband struggles to reconnect to his wife who has a dementia, but finds help and hope in an Admiral Nurse.