Arts & the Mind explores the vital role of the arts in human development across a lifetime. This two-part documentary shares stories of how music, dance, painting, poetry, and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life, and reveals the cutting-edge science behind this positive impact.
Showcasing some of the nation's most innovative and successful arts programs, plus the work of leading American educators and scientists, Arts & the Mind illuminates:
- How the arts can improve children's school performance as well as keep our brains agile and sharp into old age.
- How teenagers find meaning and hope through poetry at Los Angeles' renowned Get Lit program.
- Why one of America's leading Alzheimer's researchers advises that dance is the single most effective way to ward off dementia.
- How the arts help to heal children in hospitals and veterans with PTSD.
Arts & The Mind: Creativity
Arts & The Mind: The Art of Connection
Producer: Leo Eaton
Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2012
Director: Leo Eaton
Host: Lisa Kudrow
Talent: Lisa Kudrow
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen