Stay Home & Watch: Meniti Senja
Lily Fu, Gerontologist, Founder of Seniors Aloud, and Vice-president of University of the Third Age
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Reflecting the breakdown of traditional family values in modern Malaysian society that marginalises the elderly, the film Meniti Senja explores the alarming rise in the elderly being left to fend for themselves in aged care centres - removed from the comfort of homes they knew, and the children they raised. On this week's Stay Home & Watch, a series done in collaboration with the Freedom Film Network, we revisit this 2020 film by first-time filmmaker Lily Fu, who is also the founder of Seniors Aloud, an online community for senior-citizens in Malaysia and the Vice President of the University of the Third Age. Lily joins us to share more about the themes explored in her film, and how she hopes it will push for policies to protect the elderly in Malaysia.
Image credit: Freedom Film Network
Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs
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Categories: film, Family/Parenting
Tags: aged care centres, the bigger picture, live and learn, stay home & watch, freedom film network, ageing population, meniti senja, lily fu, elder abuse, ageism, senior citizens, seniors aloud, university of the third age, healthy ageing, old folks home,