The Jean Vanier Centre presents a screening of the 2019 documentary Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness. This film explores a new way of being with people with dementia, moving from fear to profound connection and understanding, and has inspired people across the world. View trailer, or learn more about the film here.
The screening will be followed by a presentation by the filmmaker, Michael Verde, an award winning writer, speaker, teacher, and founder of Memory Bridge.
Inspiring! Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness shows us that listening is not so much an activity as a quality of presence. This film is an urgent reminder of what makes life noble, precious and worthwhile.
This beautifully made film reveals how real connections with those with dementia occur. For those who want to change the world for people at risk of being forgotten, it is a must see!
Love Is Listening powerfully explores the essence of human connection. Viewers see the potential for transformation and healing that can occur when we are truly seen and held in loving, compassionate presence. Deeply inspiring!
Love is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness is the perfect film at the perfect moment. My young sons and I watched it twice. Beautiful. Wise. Genuinely listening feels like a lost art. This documentary has found it.
This film is a gift to humanity! The message—this loving, necessary, and crucial message—is so clearly communicated and exquisitely beautiful.
By connecting with people who are isolated by dementia, we gain much more than we might think. Evelyn Glennie, among others, shows this in Love is Listening. This film deserves real attention.
To listen to the voices of others – whether friends, family or strangers – is to be touched and awakened. Love Is Listening promises to be fascinating, compelling and important.