Documentary Film on Home Care to Premiere in June
CARE, a feature-length documentary about home care workers and the people they care for, will premiere at two documentary film festivals in June.
CARE‘s world premiere will be held June 13 at the Sheffield Doc Fest in England. Then, on June 23, the film’s North American premiere will take place during the AFI DOCS festival in Washington, D.C.
Directed by Deidre Fishel, CARE looks at the complex and emotionally intimate relationships between home care workers and their consumers. “At their best,” Fishel said in an interview with PHI last year, “these are the most poignant relationships I’ve ever seen.”
The film also takes an unflinching look at the poverty conditions that home care workers find themselves in, despite having such a hard and important job. And from a consumer perspective, CARE looks at the difficulty Americans have in securing affordable, high-quality home care.
Fishel and producer Tony Heriza received backing from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The Ford Foundation early on in the film’s production. They also were backed by a successful Kickstarter campaign to help put the finishing touches on the movie.
During production, PHI Policy Research Director Abby Marquand served as a policy advisor to the documentary team.
— by Matthew Ozga