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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.


Deirdre Fishel looking at the camera, she is holding her chin with her thumb and index finger. She has blue eyes, and curly hair tied to the back of her hair. She is wearing a v-neck blouse and a black scarf. Portrait in black and white.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 had its Vancouver premiere in May 2018. In 2016, Care was an Official Selection at AFI Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and DOC NYC. The film won the Reelworld Impact Award that same year.

Care is now streaming on Kanopy.