We asked our MICARE researchers and research associates to recommend films and documentaries that, in one way or another, have inspired their work around care research. See the full list below.
By Gabriela Campillo.
The Father (2020)
It tells the story of a father with dementia and his daughter. The film shows the perspective of the person who has the disease, and how it impacts the family caregiver.
Recommended by Claudia Miranda, MICARE Director.
Champions (Campeones, 2018)
A basketball coach works with a team of players with intellectual disabilities as part of his community service. Directed by Spanish director Javier Fesser.
Recommended by Marcela Tenorio, MICARE Alternate Director.
David James (DJ) Savarese, who is a non-speaking autistic person, finds a family that helps him learn to communicate. The documentary chronicles his path to activism.
Recommended by Andrés Aparicio, MICARE Research Associate.
Elsa & Fred (2005)
Fred, a serious and conventional widower, meets his neighbour Elsa, 82 years old, full of vitality and imagination. Both will discover that the time they have left is the best thing they have.
Recommended by Alejandra Araya, MICARE Research Associate.
What do you have under your hat? (¿Qué tienes debajo del sombrero?, 2006)
The documentary tells the story of Judith Scott, an American sculptor with Down’s Syndrome and deafness, who receives international recognition after 36 years.
Recommended by Vanessa Vega, MICARE Research Associate.
Still Alice (2014)
It tells the life of a woman with Alzheimer’s and her family, showing both points of view around the progression of the disease, caregiving, and family relationships.
Recommended by Paulina Arango, MICARE Research Associate.
Georges and Anne’s happy married life comes to a halt when Anne suffers a stroke. Georges must do everything possible to help her. Directed by Michael Haneke.
Recommended by M. Beatriz Fernández, MICARE Research Associate.
As for Chilean cinema, we recommend the films The Mole Agent (El Agente Topo, 2020) and The Grown-Ups (Los Niños, 2016), both directed by Maite Alberdi.