The University of Maine Center on Aging has partnered with the Camden International Film Festival to cosponsor the inaugural Engagement Summit, which will pair nonprofit leaders and documentary filmmakers to create social-action campaigns integrated with film screenings.
This year’s summit will focus on aging and is part of a one-year Aging in Maine initiative, which will kick off with a screening of documentary shorts, “Golden Shorts,” at 8 p.m., Aug. 22 at the Camden Amphitheatre.
The summit will continue during the Camden International Film Festival Sept. 26–29, where films on the challenges and opportunities of Maine’s aging population will be screened.
Sept. 28, Maine leaders in the nonprofit and healthcare fields will meet to look at how documentary films on the topic of older adults, their family members and caregivers can help support the work in their fields.
After the festival, the Camden International Film Festival and Working Films will collaborate to screen the aging-related films in several communities in an effort to support putting the strategies developed at the summit into action.
The Camden International Film Festival blog post announcing the event and a trailer for one film, “The Genius of Marian,” can be found online.