Movie Screening: Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters

 

 

Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters is a highly acclaimed documentary film that examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life. Join us for a feature presentation and discussion of this new documentary. 

 

Documentary executive producer and scholar, Dr. Suzanne Cook coined the term ‘redirection’ to refer to a new stage of career that is emerging as people continue their active and engaged lives during ‘retirement’. She has been studying this topic for 10 years. Following the World Premiere of the documentary Redirection in Montreal in 2016, this film has been drawing attention to people’s experiences with later life work. The film also confronts the traditional narrative surrounding retirement and refocuses the lens to consider the possibilities, options and opportunities during later life in our society.  As the population ages and life expectancy increases in Canada, people are interested in continued contribution and meaningful work into their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. Finding fulfilling opportunities and more rewarding options may become a higher priority as people age.  While work can be broadly defined as paid or volunteer work, in the documentary, the focus is on paid work. The film shares the stories of five people who have changed occupation and transitioned into second or third careers at age 50 or older. The film offers hope and inspiration.  Redirection is expected to increase in our society as more people transition into new avenues and pursuits. In fact, redirection will be anticipated, planned for and expected by future generations.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion and dialogue about issues surrounding later life work. Attendees are invited to participate and share their experiences and thoughts. 

Adults     Free

Registration Required

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Lakeshore

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3

Churchill

2282 4th Line
Innisfil, ON, L0L 1K0

Cookstown

20 Church Street
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

Stroud

7883 Yonge Street
Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8