Short Film: Against Medical Advice

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I have mentioned before that one of the great benefits of blogging is that you get to interact with people from all over the world who share similar interests and are working towards similar goals.  I get to hear about emerging products and trends, new services, and exciting projects before they hit the mainstream.

A great example is a new short film called Against Medical Advice, which plans to follow the transition from the relative security of being a child to the challenge of being a caregiver for your own parents.  Of course, this is a familiar journey for many people, including an increasing number of Millennials who are taking care of their own young families and starting to deal with the declining health of their aging parents.

This film will also offer a unique cultural perspective on aging and the inevitable role reversal that happens as children and parents age.  The writer and director, Hye Mee Na,2  draws on her own experiences as a South Korean immigrant who came to American with her family at the age of 15.  As you can begin to imagine, communicating with doctors about important medical decisions can be further complicated by language barriers.

The catch is that the film has yet to be completed.  Hye Na and her crew are in the process of raising money to complete the film, which will star the director’s own mother and sister.  If you would like to learn more about the crew, the film, and how you can help support this worthy project, visit their Kickstarter campaign page and make a donation.  You can be an integral part of creating a lasting piece of art that uses humor and compassion to reflect the reality of modern aging.

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