Film phase: Completed
The feature documentary Care exposes the deep flaws in the U.S. eldercare system by following the intimate and dramatic stories of three overworked and underpaid home health aides and one family struggling to find and pay for quality care. The film sounds the alarm about an exploited workforce, an aging population, and an impending crisis of care.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Deirdre Fishel is a writer/director of documentaries and dramas. Her dramatic feature Risk premiered in competition at Sundance, aired on the Sundance channel and was broadcast worldwide. Her feature documentary Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women Over 65 premiered at SXSW, was broadcast in fifteen countries and expanded into a book co-written with Diana Holtzberg. Recent projects include a web documentary Suicide on Campus, produced with The New York Times Magazine and a transmedia project, The Boy Game. Deirdre graduated from Brown and has an MFA from Hunter College. She is on the faculty of the New School.
Care participated in Good Pitch, New York 2014. In January 2014, it participated on the “Story as Solution” panel at a Ford Foundation event marking the launch of Ai-jen Poo’s book, “Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.”