I wrote in a recent blog about four films I had recently seen and how for the many good things they brought to light they were overshadowed by the underlying continued stereotyping which keeps stigma around dementia going. Today I am happy to share another brilliant blog written by a friend snd fellow advocate from Singapore. Doesn’t matter the country the picture greater continues to showcase the very things we want to be changed. Thank you, Tan Tan Ong (Emily) for this great blog.
It is so important that filmmakers remember that they have a role and influence how the world views things like Dementia. If they always show only later stages of the illness, they never show the true depiction of living life with dementia before we get to those stages. I am grateful others like Emily are taking up the charge and demanding that they start to see us with a different lens. The lens they have been shooting through has become as outdated as the views they are putting up on the screen. We hope they will start working with more of us to make films which depict things that are important through the eyes of those living with the illness.
I am grateful that our voices are getting louder on many fronts where Dementia is concerned.
Thank you again, Emily.