CYBER-SENIORS Hits You in the Feels, Director Saffron Cassaday Talks Family and Film
Cyber-Seniors is a documentary that goes beyond heart-warming with it’s message that one person can make a difference, whether young or old, in the lives of many. The film came in to being when the director, Saffron Cassaday started filming her sisters’ senior year project for high school. In Ontario, students are required to do community service before they can graduate (why we don’t do this in the U.S. I cannot understand). The director’s sisters, Macaulee and Kascha, and some of their friends decided they would go in to a senior center and teach the senior citizens how to use the internet. What starts as an idea for a school project becomes life changing for the seniors, their families and really, I think anyone who watches the film.
After viewing the trailer for Cyber-Seniors, I had already started falling in love with the film. I jumped at the opportunity to screen the film and interview Saffron so I could learn more. Check out the trailer below to see what I mean.
My grandparents were and are very special to me. The ones that have passed never did get a handle on new technology and never had the advantage of someone being there to teach them how to use it since they lived at such a distance from us. I can only imagine what it would have been like for them and for us had we been fortunate enough to have people like Saffron and her sisters around to help them.