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The UnLonely Film Festival: Best of Fest

Dotty

About the Filmmaker

Mick Andrews has worked in TV and film in both New Zealand and the UK for almost 20 years. His recent work includes two short documentaries currently playing at film festivals. He loves using film to tell stories with a heartbeat. Brett O’Gorman’s background is in acting and music. Brett has played many roles on both stage and screen including Sir David Frost in the UK Telefeature about Peter Cook, Not Only, But Always.

Dive Even Deeper

Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…

Take an inventory of your most meaningful memories

  • As we all are destined to suffer some memory loss if we are lucky enough to live long enough, what can we do to prepare and face our diminished future selves? One possible answer: document the memories that are most important to you now. Write out a list of memories that you feel are the most meaningful and relevant to the person you are today.
  • Over the next few days, take the time to fill in as much of the details of each memory as you can. Then, plan to revisit the list over the coming months and years to add other memories and experiences.

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    my memories are good. my Dad used to take me everywhere he went and bought me what i want most of the times

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  2. Anonymous

    Halfway towards the end, when the younger woman looked at Dotty as she read the text to send to her daughter I realized that her Daughter was the woman helping her, this film made me happy and sad at the same time, happy because Dotty had not forgotten the love she had for her daughter, which allowed her daughter to see how much her mother loves her, but sad because she didn’t know that her daughter was sitting right next to her, Alzheimer’s may rob people of ( memory of) the faces of their loved ones, but It cannot rob them of the love for them

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  3. Anonymous

    This film made me happy and sad at the same time; happy because Alzheimer’s could not make Dotty’s heart forget the love she had for daughter, but that it did her being able to recognize her. I realized it her daughter Carol was woman helping her text when she looked at looked at her while reading the text, powerful teaching moment for her daughter, who initially was in a hurry, to be patient with her mother because in the end all her mother wanted was to express to her daughter was how much she was thinking about her.

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