The Revera/Reel Youth Age is More Film Project
The Revera and Reel Youth Age is More Film Project is a new, intergenerational partnership between Revera, a Canadian leader in seniors' accommodation, care and services, and Reel Youth, a not-for-profit that empowers youth to create engaging films about important social issues.
How do you make love last for a lifetime? Meet Ann and Bill, married for almost 70 years.
Alice Rowe, 87, was born in North Ireland and is an award-winning Canadian poet.
Bernard Beaudoin, 88, loves to dance and sing.
Audrey Huff, 90, meets people with a smile.
Dilys Mary Shotton, 91, was born in England and lives in Canada.
Bernie Custis, 83, was the first black quarterback in professional football in North America.
Doreen Reid was the first female to become a probation officer in Saskatchewan.
Derek Edwards has done something most people will not do in their lifetime.
Enid Chunick, 84, says coming to Canada was the best thing she ever did.
George and Mamie met at their friend’s 21st birthday, where George realized Mamie was “the one.”
Jim McFayden, 90, says his prime moment in life was when he got married and graduated from engineering.
Mickey Radmore’s father once told him, “it’s a short life…so enjoy it.”
Vancouver resident John Coll served in the Royal Canadian Navy...
Peter and Cecile have been married for 56 years.
Lisa McCue is an artist with a passion for colour; her medium of expression has evolved
Roy and Norma Clark met in 1952 and they’ve been together since.
She has lived her life believing the more kind you are to others, the more you will receive in return.
Vera Birett, 83, grew up in Burlington, Ontario.
Bill Blackman, 95, is a former WWII pilot in the Canadian military.
Walter Jamieson, 89, and his wife Irene have been married for almost 70 years.
Gala Premiere at Whitecliff
Photos from the November 22, 2013 Red Carpet Gala at Whitecliff Retirement Residence in Surrey, British Columbia
Red Carpet Gala at Appleby
Photos from the December 1, 2013 Red Carpet Gala at Appleby Place Retirement Residence in Burlington, Ontario
Whitecliff Retirement Residence, Surrey, British Columbia
Photos from Reel Youth’s first weekend of filming at Whitecliff Retirement Residence in Surrey, British Columbia.
Filming has started in Burlington!
Reel Youth started filming at Appleby Place Retirement Residence in Burlington, Ontario this month.
The project brings together youth and older adults in a creative collaboration to produce short films that celebrate ageless spirit. In 2013, twenty seniors will be featured; ten from Whitecliff Retirement Residence in White Rock, British Columbia and ten from Appleby Place Retirement Residence in Burlington, Ontario.
The goal of the program is to celebrate older Canadians through story-telling and film, with the added benefit of fostering new intergenerational relationships. It’s part of Revera’s ongoing effort to combat ageism – Canada’s most widely tolerated form of social discrimination - through its social initiative, Age Is More. In collaboration with partners like Reel Youth, Revera through Age is More aims to shed light on ageism, challenge the assumptions of aging and recognize the valuable contributions of older adults to society.
How it works
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Local youth applicants are selected based on their interest in celebrating the lives of seniors and in learning how to use filmmaking as a tool for social change. They are paired with 10 individuals from the local Revera retirement residence, who are interested in being featured in a film that celebrates their life.
- Guided by professional film makers from Reel Youth over six days, each of the pairs create a three-minute film that spotlights the resident. The youth plan and shoot the films; the seniors are not only the subject of the films, they’re also involved in the editing process.
- The final films are screened at a film festival at the Revera retirement residences where youth and seniors share the films, their views of the experience, and what they learned.
- All films will also be submitted to the touring Reel Youth Film Festival, distributed on YouTube and Reelyouth.ca and showcased on Revera’s AgeIsMore.com.