TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - A Documentary Film, which has been
following the journey of several senior citizens as they uncover the
magic of the Internet, has raised the stakes by sponsoring a Video
Competition hosted on Youtube.
89 year old Shura, who, with the encouragement of her young mentor, 20
year old Max, created a YouTube video which showed the world how to
make a grilled cheese sandwich and corn-on-the-cob with nothing more
than a kettle and an iron. It was such a hit that several of her "80
and 90-something" friends started inquiring about making their own
"Over the past 6 months we have watched as these senior citizens
struggle to understand what the Internet is. Slowly a whole new world
has opened up for them. And now, they are all looking forward to
sharing a little piece of themselves with the world".
The producer of the film, Brenda Rusnak, decided to create a YouTube
Channel called "Cyber-Seniors Corner" after watching Shura's cooking
video. "Seniors have a wealth of wisdom, and the Internet is the
perfect medium for them to share this wisdom with the world. YouTube
gives them an opportunity to show off a special skill, give advice or
To kick-start the channel the Documentary Film team has created a
YouTube competition. The competition is open to teams comprised of at
least one person over the age of 70 and one person under the age of
25. The team must create a video, under 3 minutes in length, which
stars the Senior Citizen. The video can be on any topic and can be
educational, touching, funny - as long as it teaches us something.
Entrants can win up to $750 each. And all participants will receive
special mention in the Documentary Film, as well as a ticket to the
Toronto Premiere. The release date for the Film is expected to be in
For more information on how to enter, go to www.cyberseniorsdocumentary.com/contest.html. Deadline for submissions is July 20th! Winners will be announced July 31st!
To watch some of the videos already posted go to www.youtube.com/cyberseniorscorner.
President, The Best Part Inc.
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