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The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse has teamed up with documentary film company, Rotating Planet Productions, to raise awareness for their new film on Ageism, entitled “A Class of Ages”, set to air Winter 2024.

As the movement for seniors’ rights intensifies around the world, “A Class of Ages” follows the story of a mixed class of students and seniors, who, over the course of their semester at the University of Toronto, clash with the idea that generational segregation has fueled an epidemic of ageism, loneliness, and social exclusion. This class will act as a portal to other intergenerational initiatives and necessary conversations surrounding ageism so that every Canadian can age with dignity. 

In order to tell this incredibly important and timely story, the team at Rotating Planet Productions is looking for volunteers who would be comfortable sharing their personal experience with ageism and elder abuse to raise visibility and awareness for the reality that older adults face in long-term care facilities, the workplace, hospitals and health centres, the home, and in society as a whole. 

Rotating Planet understands this difficult topic should be handled with extreme care and compassion. Therefore, they will offer volunteers the choice to share their story anonymously, either on-screen or off, and ensure each interaction is completely confidential unless stated otherwise.

If you are interested in being involved in the film, please contact development researcher, Clare Duncan, at  by the end of October.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions about the film and the accompanying request.
The team at Rotating Planet


About Rotating Planet:

Rotating Planet is a well-established film production company that has ventured into many projects around the science of aging including meaningful environmental documentaries like Aging in the Wild, a five-part series on senescence in nature featuring experienced and accomplished scientists like Cynthia Moss and Ken Balcomb. We have extensive experience documenting important social issues and prominent biographies of older Canadian icons like Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Herb Carnegie, theatre actor John Neville, blues musician Jackie Washington, poet Irving Layton, artist Guido Molinari as well as filming everyday life such as beautiful and inspiring moments of Inuit grandmothers playing hockey and contributing to their community.

While our aim is to investigate and expose the structural and social barriers that exist around ageism and health and open the conversation for solutions and changes by telling stories about the realities of getting older, we also care deeply about the communities we make films about. Through meaningful engagement, radical symposiums, and deliberate action, this film is meant to be a force of change, using tools to bring people together and hear the stories of everyday aging people. If we changed the way we thought about aging, could we move towards an ageless society, and age differently?


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