HERE’S WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT
“LOOK US IN THE EYE: THE OLD WOMEN’S PROJECT”:
I am a 46 year old woman going to college. I saw your film clip “Look Us in The Eye.” I am proud of what you are doing. As I get older I am realizing what you are fighting for. I live in Kentucky and I just wanted to say GREAT JOB!
Look Us in the Eye: The Old Women’s Project opened my eyes to a rarely discussed form of discrimination–ageism. But, instead of dwelling on ageism as a cultural disease and making suggestions for reform, it profiles the activism of an organization that leads by example. It helped me to recognize the power of old women and the desperate need for true intergenerational activism.
Tony Lo Presti, Policy Advocate, Environmental Health Coalition, San Diego, CA
A great addition to the course on Women and Aging that I have taught since 1990.
Terri Premo, Ph.D., Professor, Academic Director, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Abod has done it again!! Extraordinary!! Moving, passionate and courageous, Look us in the Eye, will challenge your ageism and point the path toward a liberatory politics of solidarity with old women.
M. Jacqui Alexander, Professor, Women and Gender Studies University of Toronto
Look Us in the Eye has left me with a lot to think about, inspirational, thought provoking and makes me want to take action.
Mika Cade, student
Incredibly powerful film! It encourages us to examine our stereotypes and prejudices. It uses humor and powerful images to convey the strength and brilliance of old women. Girls and women everywhere must see this film.
Lourdes Torres, Associate Professor, De Paul University
You film is a remarkable exploration of the issues of age! It touches on all the important areas without being didactic, and while maintaining a wonderful sense of humour. I look forward to seeing this many times.
David MacGregor, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario
This type of exploration of ageism as it relates to feminism is vital; not only for old women, but also for all people, and even perhaps most for young women such as myself-because it is a positive first step in helping to prevent ageism before the personal experience of ageing occurs. It’s a beautiful film.
Meghan Boone, Student, Trinity College
If I could, I would rate this film as a 10! What a wonderful testimony to voices that have been missing from the social justice discourse. This is an inspiration for old and young activists everywhere.
Emelyn A. dela Pena, Director of Univ. of California, San Diego Women’s Center
What a spectacular film. I will use this in my Women’s Studies and American Studies classes and encourage my colleagues in sociology, political science, History and Psychology. I am also sharing it with all the old women in my life. What a gift.
Amy Farrell Associate Professor, Chair, American Studies, Women’s Studies, Dickenson College, Carlisle, PA
Every girl, every young woman, every woman should see this film and they should bring along the boys and men they know too!
Krista Lyons-Gould, Publisher Seal Press
Profane and profound.
Lois Rita Helmbold Chair, Women’s Studies Dept. Univ. of Las Vegas.
This was fabulous-moved me to tears and I plan on buying the expensive copy for my university. I wish my grandmother were still alive so she could see this, but I can’t wait to show it to my mom, another powerful old woman activist. Thank you.
Karen Misencik, Association Director, Women’s Studies, George Mason University