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Documentary filmmaker Patricia Sahertian has spent the past year researching, networking with and filming people affected by ageism in the work force. When this first started she had no idea of the number of wonderful and open people she would come in contact with, who would be willing to share their stories and make their voices heard. There also have been the connections with the many organizations that are trying to make a difference, who open their doors everyday to help the older worker. This revelation has been an emotional experience giving her the determination to communicate what she has learned. Now she is in production with the film, organizing her footage and starting the editing process.
“I have met some amazing, resilient, intelligent people who are proud of their accomplishments. It is mind boggling to me that they are unemployed or underemployed. They have so much to offer,” asserts Sahertian.
In this effort to make a difference and challenge stereotypes Sahertian says “There are so many people I want to thank, from those who have agreed to be in the documentary, to the ones who have helped behind the scenes, making contacts, telling their friends and colleagues about Fight Ageism.”