This two-part special reveals the crucial impact of the arts on the human brain across our lifetimes and explores its particularly vital role in human development during youth and older age. The series 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 that explains the powerful, positive impact of the arts on our brains.
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
Host: Lisa Kudrow
Talent: Lisa Kudrow
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS
Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.