We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition.
Alzheimer’s, as we all know, is a devastating disease which effects not just victims, but their families as well. In this documentary, “The Brain Under Siege: The Battle to Stop Alzheimer’s”, the producers follow one family being studied at Washington University in St. Louis. The protagonist, a husband and father of two, has a rare inherited gene that has wrecked his family for generations. His father has Alzheimer’s, he’s likely to have Alzheimer’s, and his children have a 50-50 chance of developing the same. The documentary humanizes the disease presenting both reality and hope. It takes a hard to visualize subject and brings it to life through emotional cinematography and stellar directing.
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