Elder fraud is a despicable crime—and it is on the increase. One way to lessen its reach and impact is education. Fortunately, a new documentary is educating its viewers.From the Web site of Last Will and Embezzlement:
[The documentary] features disturbing, first-hand accounts from real-life victims, including Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney, as well as in-depth interviews with experts who discuss such key issues as victim profiles, the perpetrators’ modus operandi, reasons for vulnerability, as well as potential solutions to this ever-increasing worldwide problem.
Our film is available to (and is already being utilized by) all scholastic, municipal, non-profit, or other organizations or entities who wish to conduct conferences or forums or classes to educate senior citizens as well as baby boomers so they don't become victims in the first place! The Manhattan DA has it, Penn State Law School has it, Holy Cross College has it --- Please pass the word ..... and hopefully more will take advantage of this important resource.
To learn more, read "What Making a Documentary About Elder Fraud Taught Me" (Next Avenue). Excerpt:
As a filmmaker, I find that every day on set is a day of learning. I could never have imagined, however, the huge learning curve that would come with shooting the new documentary about the financial exploitation of the elderly, Last Will and Embezzlement.
The film grew out of the financial abuse of the parents of my business partner, Pamela Glasner. I had watched as Pamela helplessly fought for justice and failed to achieve it. The failing was most certainly not Pamela’s.
She suggested we make a documentary about the issue, and I readily agreed. And so, our unexpected and very emotional journey began.
What I learned as we progressed was that Pamela was far from alone. In fact, it seemed that everywhere we looked, people were raising their hand and saying, “It happened to me too.”
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I am hoping to find a way to bring this documentary to Denver. Let me know if you have suggestions for doing so, or would be interested in attending.