Lest We Forget
A Long-term study of a family with Alzheimer's
Nevertheless they try to lead a normal life. A family caught between hopes and fears, between normality and a state of emergency. A family that refuses to see itself as a victim of fate and instead intends to make the best of their life with Alzheimer's.
It's a life that reflects the feelings and circumstances of around a million Alzheimer sufferers in Germany and of their relatives and friends. Our camera follows the family for three years.
a production for WDR
Written and directed by: Thomas Liesen // Camera: Steffen Bohn // Additional camera: Erik Sick // Sound: Dennis Broer // Film editor: Jan Wilm Schmülling // Music: Thomas Wolter // Sound mix: Alexander Weuffen // Production assistant: Katja Sträter // Production manager: Oliver Gontram // Executive producer: Thomas Weidenbach // Series editors: Ulrike Schweitzer, Birgit Keller-Reddemann (Dept. 'Planet Schule')
Length: 60 min, 30 min, in HD
- Bayerischer Fernsehpreis 'Der blaue Panther' 2014
- Media award for science journalism 2014 of the 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde'