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Home Care Documentary Kickstarter Campaign Winding Down

May 14, 2015

The Kickstarter campaign for CARE, the first feature-length documentary on home care, will draw to a close by midnight on Friday, May 15.

“Our documentary tells the intimate stories of elders, home care workers and a system that is failing them both. Please help us finish it,” says a message on the Kickstarter site from Deidre Fishel and Tony Heriza, the director and producer, respectively.

While the filmmakers have met their Kickstarter fundraising goal, they are still seeking donations through the campaign site to help them complete the film.

“We are thrilled to reach our Kickstarter goal and deeply grateful for the support,” Fishel told PHI. “With less than two days to go, we welcome additional contributions, which will move us even a bit further toward completion of the film.”

The film was backed by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation early on in production.

Following the release of CARE this fall, the film team is planning a two-year public awareness campaign on home care issues to help “spur action” to create change in the nation’s long-term care system.

PHI is a “Key Partner” of CARE; PHI Policy Research Director Abby Marquand is a policy advisor to the documentary team.

Last month, PHI interviewed Fishel and Heriza to find out why they chose to make a film about home care.

— by Deane Beebe

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