Music affects our development from the womb to the grave. This documentary examines the role music plays in developing our brains as humans, beginning with premature infants in neonatal intensive care wards, moving through the role of music in enhancing performance in childhood (including discussion of the Mozart effect), the role of music therapy in hospital patients, and finally looking at the elderly.
Music is good for our health - as non-Western tribal cultures have always known - and this documentary shows you how and why.
MUSIC OF THE BRAIN
Featuring interviews by international neuropsychologists and music psychologists including Prof. Isabelle Peretz, Prof. Donald Hodges, Prof. John Sloboda, Dr Ian Cross, Dr Aniruddh Patel & Assoc. Prof. Sarah Wilson.
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER – Fiona Cochrane RESEARCHER/WRITER – Emma O’Brien CINEMATOGRAPHER – Zbigniew Friedrich EDITOR – Sioux Currie
Nominated for Best Documentary & Best Cinematography for a Documentary at 2010 World Music & Independent Film Festival, USA Finalist at 2010 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards Gold REMI Award at 2010 Worldfest Houston Awards, USA Best Short Documentary at 2009 SkyFest Film Festival, USA Honourable Mention at 2009 CHRIS Awards, USA Award of Merit in 2009 Accolade Competition, USA
2010 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA 2010 La Femme Film Festival, USA 2010 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, USA 2010 Louisville’s International Festival of films, USA 2010 Indie Spirit Film Festival, USA 2010 White Sands International Film Festival, USA 2010 Connecticut Film Festival, USA 2010 DocMiami International Film Festival, USA 2010 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, USA 2010 Riverside International Film Festival, USA 2010 Carolina Film & Video Festival, USA 2010 Awareness Fest, USA 2010 World Music & Independent Film Festival, USA 2010 Docutah, Southern Utah Int. Documentary Film Festival, USA 2009 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, USA 2009 chashama film festival, New York 2009 Paso Digital Film Festival, USA
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