Dr. Nicolas Bazan has dedicated his professional career to neuroscience research. Now, he will donate profits from his film as well.
"Una Vida is our independently made film, and I have committed to donating 70% of the film's earnings to Alzheimer’s disease research," says Dr. Nicolas Bazan.
"The battle to conquer Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson’s disease, and so many other brain and retina diseases – is not a story of continual everyday successes. It is a slow journey through a complicated maze that is often fraught with setbacks and unexpected twists and turns. I decided to contribute to write the screenplay for a movie, based on my novel that gave me the greater liberty of expressing my own worries, motivations, doubts, aspirations, joys and reflections about the work we do on the always-expanding frontiers of neuroscience. The film mirrors facets of my own personal and professional life, including why I strive to understand and combat the ravaging diseases and disorders that afflict the eyes and the brain." - Dr. Nicolas Bazan
A renowned Neuroscientist, Dr. Alvaro Cruz, encounters an African American Jazz singer, Una Vida, performing on the streets of the New Orleans French Quarter. He hears her sing and soon concludes that she is suffering from Alzheimer’s, the disease that has been his life’s work – and that has just taken the life of his mother. Haunted by personal and professional regret, Cruz risks everything to unravel the mystery of Una Vida's past before her music stops. Starring: Joaquim De Almeida, Bill Cobbs, Ruth Negga, Andre Royo, Sharon Lawrence, and Aunjanue Ellis