United Against Dementia
Dementia is set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer. Someone develops dementia every three minutes, with one million set to have the condition by 2021 – yet there is currently no cure. Alzheimer’s Society says too many are facing it alone, without adequate support, and society urgently needs to take action. The creative, directed by Oscar-nominated Daniel Barber (Harry Brown, The Tonto Woman) brings this issue to the fore by presenting opposing pairs of people coming together in a series of vignettes as Bill Nighy conducts the voice over. The scenes include two football fans who support opposing teams sizing each other up outside a pub, an elderly man coming face to face with a youth on an estate and a Remain voter squaring up to a Leave supporter. But gradually, each pair begin to smile as they put their beliefs aside and stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against dementia.
Country : United Kingdom
Agency : McCann London
Advertiser : Alzheimer’s Society