Why Is #DutyFreeFilm So Important?
After working every day of her adult life, my mom - a single mom - was fired from her job at age 75. And so we're on a bucket list journey to do all the things she could never do while on the clock. Throughout these adventures, my mom has really lived -- she took a hip hop class with a "Hamilton" dancer; she finally got to visit her sister's grave in the UK; she reunited with her daughter and the granddaughter she hadn't seen in a decade. But without an income, the realities of unemployment loom.
This documentary tells the story of this growing tension between freedom and a lack of security; it highlights the universal, and inevitable, role reversal of parent and child. And it shows the reality of life today for middle-class senior citizens.
Thank you to a successful Kickstarter campaign, we are spending the rest of the year documenting this new life chapter.