Documentary on Woman’s Struggle Against Dementia to Premiere March 10

Documentary on Woman’s Struggle Against Dementia to Premiere March 10
Looks Like Laury postcardThe documentary "Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury," which tells the story of a woman fighting Frontotemporal Dementia, will premiere on American television next Tuesday, March 10th at 8 pm on the World Channel. The film produced by Pamela Hogan and Connie Shulman will be broadcasted as part of the third season of American ReFramed/PBS WORLD, and will be available for a month for free. The hour-long documentary shows the story of Laury Sacks, a 45-year-old actress and mother of two, who was known to be clever and witty. However, a year later she started forgetting some words, which soon developed into losing the ability to speak. Being diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, she asked her friends and filmmakers Pamela Hogan and Connie Shulman to record her struggle. The result of one year of filming, during which the filmmakers followed Laury and watched the decline due to the symptoms of the disease, is an intense documentary and portrait of a woman fighting something she never thought would happen to her. “What do I hope for? I hope for — the truth!” she said during the first day of filming, according to a press release. “'Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury' invites viewers to reflect and learn about a degenerating disease that seemingly comes out of nowhere," said the executive producer of WORLD Channel and co-executive producer of America
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