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CAKE, an avant-garde documentary, delves into the detrimental impact of sweets on memory and cognition through the lens of a mother-daughter duo in New Orleans. Exploring beloved treats like Chantilly Cake, King Cake, croissants, petit fours, and donuts, the film aims to connect insulin spikes to toxic proteins linked with Alzheimer’s. Interweaving past and present, it unveils a multigenerational narrative, illustrating how dough-heavy diets have affected a lineage from great-grandmother to mother. Through its experimental approach, CAKE invites viewers to reconsider the hidden costs of indulgence in sugary delights.

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