ALICE CARES

IK BEN ALICE

By Sander BURGER

DOXY - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

In order to meet future care demands for elderly who are lonely and suffering from dementia, carebot Alice has been developed. Can a robot build a human relationship with someone and thus replace a person of flesh and blood?

Festivals
& Awards

Rotterdam IFFR 2015
Limelight section
Visions du Réel International Film Festival 2015
International competition for Feature films
Docville 2015
Weten & geweten
Print screen festival Israel 2015
Vancouver IFF 2015
NZIFF 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 79 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sander BURGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Janneke DOOLAARD (KEYDOCS)
    • Synopsis
    • In order to meet future care demands for elderly who are lonely and suffering from dementia, carebot Alice has been developed. Can a robot build a human relationship with someone and thus replace a person of flesh and blood? The three women, all getting on in years, who are visited by her in ALICE CARES actually become pretty fond of the robot girl.

      Carebot Alice leaves the laboratory to visit Mrs. Remkes, Mrs. Schellekens-Blanke and Mrs. van Wittmarschen, each in their own house. The three women are getting on in age and are therefore exceptionally suited for the services of Alice, who has been developed by SELEMCA. This is a research group which tries to discover, with the help of community nurses and family, how 'sociobot' Alice should talk and react to stem the effects of loneliness on older women. The outcome of the experiment is surprising for all involved.
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