Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Ms. Foundation Helps Film Lab Fight Elder Abuse Through Film
The Film Lab (www.film-lab.org), known for its filmmaking competitions, educational outreach to support diversity in media and its production arm featuring diverse entertainment, has received a grant from the Ms. Foundation for Women to produce a film to help combat elder abuse. The film, titled “The Opposite of a Fairy Tale,” addresses elder abuse through a fictional narrative designed to increase awareness of a widespread societal problem and to provide viewers with the motivation and tools to combat elder abuse. The film, according to its producers, also "challenges mainstream perceptions about what it means to be elderly...."