Tell Me Your Story is a charitable project that illuminates the importance of honoring the wisdom of the elderly that ultimately won 3rd place in North America in the IWitness Video Challenge (Spielberg's humanitarian contest). After watching a documentary about an elderly woman who is so lonely so shreds her junk mail on weekends just to have something to do, I felt so heartbroken I decided to interview the elderly and give them the gift of their stories.
This project is my effort to know people for who they are and to share it with others. Studies show when we look at pictures of the elderly, the empathetic part of our brains does not light up. In this country, we idolize and celebrate youth, not the wisdom of old age.
Yet, the past contains jewels of wisdom. This project is my attempt to learn from elderly people's wisdom to create a better world.