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The Lady in Number 6: "Music Saved My Life"

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Dr Daniel Sadigh

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The importance of music, laughter, and having an optimistic outlook on life is a valuable experience shared by Alice Herz Sommer, a 109 year old Holocaust survivor. It is her connection to her inner JOY that has allowed her to live a happy life, despite all the hardship and anguish she had experienced. 

In an Oscar winning 2013 documentary, The Lady in Number 6, Alice reveals how she achieved a long and happy life despite horrendous setbacks. "I have lived through many wars and have lost everything many times -- including my husband, my mother and my beloved son," she says on the documentary's website. "Yet, life is beautiful, and I have so much to learn and enjoy. I have no space nor time for pessimism and hate."

In this program join Dr. Sadigh and his special guest, Jasmine Daghighian the Associate Producer of this award winning documentary directed by Malcolm Clarke, to learn how Alice's love for music and her ability to attract humanity has become an attribute that we can all cherish.

Jasmine Daghighian's projects are diverse, but she believes in a single idea: people and characters may be imperfect and unstudied but they are authentic and worthy of portrayal.