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 YouTube videos.
"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 simply entertain!"
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 early 2013.
To watch some of the videos already posted go to www.youtube.com/cyberseniorscorner.
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