Distributor:  MediaStorm
Length:  9 minutes
Date:  2010
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, college, adults
Color/BW:  Color
Closed captioning available
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Take Care

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25 year old Gin is raising her 5 year old daughter in a trailer park as a single mother, while taking care of her dying grandfather and pursuing her dream to become a nurse.

Take Care

Virginia Gandee's brilliant red hair and dozen tattoos belie the reality of this 22-year-old's life. Gin is raising her 5 year old daughter in a trailer park as a single mother, while taking care of her dying grandfather and pursuing her dream to become a nurse. This is a story about family, choices, and tenacity under the most dire circumstances.

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Citation

Main credits

Laub, Gillian (filmmaker)
Laub, Gillian (photographer)
Laub, Gillian (videographer)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Photography and video, Gillian Laub; interviews, Elena Ghanotakis and Gillian Laub; original music, Then Our Souls.


Distributor credits

Brian Storm

A film by: MediaStorm
Photography and Video: Gillian Laub
Additional Photography and Video: Elena Ghanotakis, Henrik Björnsson, Brad Horn
Interviews: Elena Ghanotakis, Gillian Laub
Additional Reporting: Laura Varma
Editor and Producer: Eric Maierson
Associate Producer: Brad Horn
Graphics: Jacky Myint
Original Music: Then our Souls
Workshop Director: Jessica Stuart
Director and Executive Producer: Brian Storm

Docuseek2 subjects

Aging
Parenting
Women's Studies
Sociology
Aging and Geriatrics

Distributor subjects

aging, dementia, women studies, family issues, nursing, sociology, children and youth, healthcare, New York City, parenthood
Expository
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Keywords

Virginia Gandee, George Aswad, Staten Island, aging, caretaker, teenage mother, Alzheimer, Gillian Laub, Henrik Bj, nursing school, trailer park; "Take Care"; MediaStorm

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