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Here I Am

Here I Am 

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An artistic and cinematic documentary that explores what its like to live with dementia as told by the residents who live in a nursing home.

In 2015 Billie Mintz took up residence in a retirement community and was given unprecedented access to the care floor, to get a glimpse of the private and inner worlds of those living with dementia.

The documentary is a collection of portraits that together tell a raw story about dementia, told by those with dementia.

HERE I AM invites you to enter their world; to seem them for who they are; to join them in their truth.

Using photography and film to coax the audience toward an intimate conversation with Alzheimer’s, the subject of dementia is revealed through the eyes, mannerisms, and fragmented thoughts and memories of subjects living with the disease.