The film In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias’ Impact in Communities of Color tells the heretofore untold story of how neurocognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s and Dementias are having a disproportionate and devastating impact on people of color.
Written, produced and narrated by veteran Philadelphia journalist and lawyer Renee Chenault Fattah, this documentary compassionately tells the stories of African Americans and Hispanics who are affected, the communities that support them and the call to action from a growing band of researchers, scientists, and community leaders who see hope on the horizon.
This is a story of people like iconic Philadelphia tv consumer reporter Orien Reid-Nix, an advocate for Alzheimer’s funding who two decades ago, fearing her family history, sounded the alarm for increased government funding, only to last year be diagnosed with the disease. Or the Crowder family of Baltimore- for the past seventeen years caring for their father with Alzheimer’s disease and now bearing witness as their mother descends into dementia as well.
Chenault Fattah traveled the country, listening to people’s narratives- histories that trace back to the Diaspora through the Great Migration and Jim Crow to the present- reflecting a people's resilience, rooted in faith, family and tradition.
In Our Right Mind questions why communities of color are disproportionately impacted, how a collaboration of faith based, community and service organizations that frame health issues like Alzheimer’s as part of a larger story of health disparities and inequalities can all work to change the narrative from one of despair and resignation to hope and empowerment.
The response to In Our Right Mind has been tremendous and tickets are no longer available. There will be a standby line outside of the theater the night of the screening and guests will be accommodated if seats become available.
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