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TVO preps doc for World Alzheimer’s Day

Canadian pubcaster TVOntario (TVO) will world premiere the feature-length documentary Much Too Young from Toronto-based prodco Nomad Films on Sept. 21, World Alzheimer’s Day. The film, from directors Christopher Wynn and Russell ...
August 22, 2017

Canadian pubcaster TVOntario (TVO) will world premiere the feature-length documentary Much Too Young from Toronto-based prodco Nomad Films on Sept. 21, World Alzheimer’s Day.

The film, from directors Christopher Wynn and Russell Gienapp, spotlights four families’ journeys as they adapt to the unexpected role reversal and the challenges that come with caring for a parent with young-onset Alzheimer’s.

The doc follows Kathryn, Aurelie, Kathleen and Chris, who are between the ages of 13 and 27, as they each shoulder the burden of helping care for their parents on a daily basis, and reveals how the family dynamic alters the typical parent-child relationship.

“In our 20 years of making films about social issues, we feel that Much Too Young might be one of the most important projects we’ve ever undertaken,” Mark Johnston and Amanda Handy, partners of Nomad Films, said in a statement. “This film highlights the strength of these remarkable young caregivers.”

Much Too Young premieres Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and midnight on TVO. The doc will also be available across Canada beginning Sept. 22 via TVO’s website.

Knowledge Network, the English-language public educational cable channel in British Columbia, is scheduled to broadcast the film in 2018.

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