ABOUT THE PROJECT
A humorous and heart-warming documentary, which chronicles the extraordinary journey of a group of colorful senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet with the help of teenage mentors.
SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION
Following its World Premiere in Los Angeles and NYC, the critically-acclaimed documentary film CYBER-SENIORS has played to sold-out audiences across North America and the world. Building on this award-winning documentary, and the high school community service project that inspired it, “Cyber-Seniors : Connecting Generations” has become an international campaign aimed at bridging the digital divide and connecting generations through technology.
This humorous and heartwarming documentary feature, directed by Saffron Cassaday, chronicles the extraordinary journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet through the guidance of teenage mentors. Their exploration of cyber-space is catapulted to another level when 89 year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube cooking video. A spirited video competition for the most “views” evolves as the cyber-seniors’ hidden talents and competitive spirits are revealed. CYBER-SENIORS provides insight into the wonderful things that can happen when generation gaps are bridged, proving you are never too old to get ‘connected’.
“Cyber-Seniors : Connecting Generations” is a non-profit organization focused on supporting communities who wish to start their own Cyber-Seniors program. We provide FREE teaching, organizational and promotional resources, and spend countless hours responding to emails and phone calls. Unfortunately these resources come at a cost for both ourselves, and the communities we support.
Please consider supporting this important initiative with a donation - no amount is too small.
For as little as $160 you can donate a 3-Disc Public Screening and Educational DVD package to your local school, library, nursing home or community center, and help kick-start a Cyber-Seniors program. Simply click on “Name of Project” before confirming your payment and specify the organization you would like donate a film package to. If you are unsure, leave it up to us and we will find a deserving recipient. In either case, we will make sure to let the organization know about your generosity.
GENRE Documentary Feature
DIRECTOR Saffron Cassaday
PRODUCER Brenda Rusnak
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