What Generation Gap?

A community video training program aims to help bridge the gap between youth and seniors.

What Generation Gap? is a community video training and story sharing project for youth and seniors in Surrey. Youth aged 15-18 are invited to be strategically paired with a senior citizen, to be selected by project partners.

Nominations of seniors are also being accepted.

The aim is for the youth to grow both personally and artistically through the program.

The selected youths will each make/direct two videos: one video sharing their own story and a second video sharing the story of the senior citizen who they are paired with. The final films will be shown at a project gala open to the public and media on July 23 at the Surrey Arts Centre.

The project is looking for seniors with interesting life stories – artistic seniors, ex-refugees, war veterans, LGBQT, aboriginal, etc.

The producers, Tell Your Story Productions, Inc., have partnered with the City of Surrey’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department and The Surrey School District’s Safe Schools Department for the video project.

Seniors and youth are invited to two information sessions on April 12 at 10:30 a.m. and April 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Newton Seniors Centre, 13775 70 Ave.

For more information, visit www.whatgenerationgap.ca or email tellyourstoryproductions@gmail.com

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