Michael’s Map has been produced in a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Skimstone Arts. It is based in a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council held by Charlotte Clarke and Heather Wilkinson and in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation and Alzheimer Scotland (ES/L01470X/1 – Inciting dialogue and disruption – developing participatory analysis of the experience of living with dementia and dementia care). More information about the underpinning research is available at talkingdementia.org/
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Premiered at the Life with Dementia Conference at Linköping University, Sweden, October 16 2016
Private screening at B&D Studios, December 14 2016
Particularly interesting to see this issue from early stage and younger characters – often perceived/reported as solely an ‘elderly’ issue so thank you for broadening the scope.
The film captured some very important issues e.g anyone can have dementia – Michael plays an instrument, drives a car, ….. he is not different to the rest of us. Also, the realization on Jenny’s face that she is now a ‘carer’ was priceless. People do struggle with this change from being a wife/partner.
Interested in the power of the arts to reach people with dementia, … as it is with the emotions.
Thanks Claire, I will use your films in my work with people living with Dementia and those that care about them at Me…Trust Great stuff on a difficult subject!
Excellent film – it had a great pace which drew me in. I wasn’t aware of the length of the film at all as the story and music were so engaging. Emotional but it resolved in a bittersweet way!
Thank you for such a well-structured, well planned and thoughtful evening and a beautiful film. Well done and Merry Christmas!
Great sound quality, very well in sync, brilliant acting.
A truly moving film.
Truly appreciated the film as it helped shine light on Dementia as an important contemporary issue and explored by a substantial research in Dementia that gets overlooked because of its academic frame. The film therefore is a masterfully crafted piece of work artistically translating the research into something personal, relatable and utterly moving.