Caregiver: A Love Story

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"I am a street watching the people walk as I listen to conversations glisten as they start to talk." In this documentary shorts program, we present a collection of true-life tales from Bay Area directors about extraordinary individuals. In Peter Spirer’s Sacheen, Breaking the Silence (US 2019, 25 min), Sacheen Littlefeather tells the real story about the courageous moment she refused the Oscar® on behalf of Marlon Brando at the 1973 Academy Awards® and raised awareness for Native American people. Harris Cohen’s Phyllis: A Self Portrait (US 2020, 10 min) is an inspirational portrait of Phyllis Thelen, a 93-year-old working artist and force of nature. Caregiver: A Love Story from Kevin Gordon & Jessica Zitter (US 2020, 23 min) challenges viewers to acknowledge the growing strain placed on family caregivers and to envision a new approach in caring for the dying. In Deanne Fitzmaurice’s Small Footprint (US 2019, 4 min), we meet the Goepels who are an inspiring s
Film Info
Country:US
Year:2020
Director:Kevin Gordon
Jessica Zitter
Producer:Kevin Gordon
Jessica Zitter
Cinematographer:Clare Major
Shaleece Haas
Editor:Kevin Gordon

Description

This short doc challenges viewers to acknowledge the growing strain placed on family caregivers and to envision a new approach in caring for the dying.

Additional Information

Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH is Harvard and UCSF-trained to practice the unusual combination of Critical and Palliative Care medicine. She works as an Attending Physician at a hospital in Oakland, California. She is the author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. The child of Jewish immigrants from apartheid South Africa, Kevin Gordon began his career in human rights work. After completing his MFA in Documentary Film at Stanford University, Kevin earned a Student Academy Award® for his film Dreams Awake. He has produced projects for PBS, Discovery, and The New York Times Op-Docs.