ICOA Film Series "I'd Rather Be Home" Apr. 24-25

The CSU, Chico Interdisciplinary Center on Aging presents: I’d Rather Be Home

This film documents the case of Norman, a man repeatedly abused by one of his adult sons, over a seven-year period. Eventually, after a severe beating, Norman ends up in a nursing home, has a mild stroke and is placed under state guardianship. Through candid interviews, Norman recounts several occurrences of physical abuse and his confused emotions regarding those incidents. He remembers the close relationship he shared with his children when they were younger, and recalls that he did not use physical methods of discipline. Norman is caught between wanting his sons punished for their actions and wanting to protect his children. This piece courageously exposes the circle of violence, denial, and the tragedy of abuse towards the elderly in a very moving and realistic manner.

Film Length: 29 minutes

The April ICOA Film Series will take place on Wednesday April 24 in Plumas 205 and Thursday April 25 in Kendall 207 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome to attend.

All participants are welcome. For more information or if you need disability related accommodations, please call ICOA at 530-898-3113.