Transcript for New documentary explores ups and downs of caring for aging parents
We are back with a new documentary that deeply explores the ups and downs of caring for one's aging parents. It is called it's not a burden. Take a look. "It's not a burden" is our third feature doc. And the film is about journey of adult children helping care for their aging parents. With the film we've helped people know they are not alone. What did we do yesterday? We ordered a new lawn mower. During this entire filmmaking process right by my side was Barbara green. My partner, my wife, and she's been a cinematographer and her instincts are incredible. The name of the film actually came from both my parents. I was with my dad and he said honey, I don't want to be a burden. And I said, dad, you are not a burden. I'm so glad I can do this for you. And then my mom said how does it feel to be raising your elderly Don't talk to strangers. I'll walk you in. Don't talk to strangers, unless they are tall, dark and handsome. Oh. The filmmaking process lasted about six years. We talked to friends of ours, reached out to doctors, religious group, senior centers, all in an effort to try to really find voices from different backgrounds and we were so lucky to have an incredible team of all women working on this film. I don't know why I love you like I do. I don't know why. I just do. So what I wanted to bring to the world with this film was showing that no matter what nationality, age, color, shape, size, you are. You are wrestling with these problems. And it is good if you have a support system. And I'm hoping that "It's not a burden" will really start a new kind of dialogue around aging. I came on as a producer to help move the film along to make sure that Michelle's vision which was of humor and heart get across to the audience. Katy Ford came on board as a producer and literally held our hand and lifted us up every step of the way. It doesn't feel like we are that well equipped to deal with this caregiving journey. We do hope that this film will help shine that light and put those Orange cones out to help you see some of that path. It's beautiful. Because so many families are walking down that journey as we speak. So again, the documentary, everyone, "It's not a burden" is widely available. Now on video on demand.
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