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PRIAE films, Press coverage, Press releases

Overview: PRIAE as an independent charitable institute produced major publications and quality films on black and minority ethnic elders. Films are an important avenue for communicating the richness of BME elders', their lives and key issues for policy and education as well as being enjoyable to watch. We would particularly like to thank all the BME elders and organisations that were featured in these films for their time, commitments and passion for raising awareness of the issues of ageing and ethnicity. PRIAE produced 5 specialist films in its life with the help of expert film makers, camera crew and producers.


  • Investing in Ageing and Ethnicity  My Yorkshire 10.62 mins

Featuring Professor Naina Patel OBE PRIAE's Executive Director, in 'MY YORKSHIRE' SERIES, ITV Production, March 2008. 'My Yorkshire' Series features Naina's work on ageing and ethnicity at PRIAE and her motivation to build a not for profit independent international institute in the area, operating for over a decade from the city of Leeds, Yorkshire, instead of London, UK saying 'not all good things must begin in London!'. For her work on ageing of ethnic minorities at PRIAE, Naina was honoured in the Queen's civil list in June 2001 with an 'OBE'. She also received the India Overseas Achiever's Award (2002) and Glory of India Award (2011) from the Government of India.

  • Ageing and Ethnicity: Dementia Matters Ethnic Concerns 26.52 mins

A first European film in the area. Dementia affects anyone irrespective of ethnicity. So why do people from black and minority ethnic groups miss out on care? Can anything be done, now and in the future as the number of older people from minority ethnic groups increases? Discover the solutions by watching this first ever film to be made in Europe.
"PRIAE is to be commended for adding an impressive tool to its flagship CNEOPSA project...policymakers, managers, professionals, and BME communities will find important messages in this..." Rt. Hon. John Hutton MP, Minister for Health (speaking in 1999). A briefing on key facts, issues and proposals on dementia care accompanies the film.

  • Minority Elders Policy Network Conference film with a Difference 12.53mins

PRIAE's conferences are 'legendary', said some participants. This London film from the Minority Policy Network at PRIAE gives voices to elders. It is about their perspectives on ageing, specific issues that they face and what they need and aspire to with contribution for speakers.  It is a conference report that is different about age and difference: Hear: 'I never thought that people cared that much, people do care especially today's young'; 'We are not geriatrics;we are prone to certain ailments'; 'Ekta was a critical life line'; 'issues of self determination is not just for minority ethnic elders, it is a mainstream issue', and more.

  • Ageing and Ethnicity: Playing our Part After 50, BAFTA Launched, 28.21mins

Do black and minority ethnic elders simply put their feet up as they approach old age? Is it true that they are only concerned with care issues? Meet 5 elders in this PRIAE film produced by Joel Kibazo who will convince you otherwise. And they are not exceptions. The purpose of Playing Our Part After 50 is to show the contribution of black and minority ethnic elders in different walks of life and to use it as an example to encourage others to show that helping, contributing and volunteering matters.
"Do not ask what society can do for you, but what you can do for society is the message that the 'ethnic elders' interviewed in this film unfailingly convey...it is a gift which we dare not accept lightly" -- A. Sivanandan, Institute of Race Relations. A guide accompanies the film.

  •  Get Active Today: Physical Active Ageing Among Minority Ethnic Elders 16.23mins

A culturally sensitive film to inspire, motivate and encourage people who work (or care) for older people from the black and minority ethnic communities (BME) to inspire, motivate and encourage BME elders to be more active. Elders from the South Asian, African, African Caribbean and Chinese communities demonstrate a range of culturally sensitive physical activities, and they highlight the benefits of being active. The elders in the film are also featured in 'My Yorkshire' Series by ITV. PRIAE commissioned the film to True North Productions, narrated by Professor Jim McKenna, Leeds Metropolitan University, Carnegie Research Institute, Centre for Active Lifestyles.

  • Progressing Policy with Passion 4.59mins Ageing and Ethnicity: Progressing Policy with Passion- film on PRIAE narrated by Jon Snow, broadcaster Channel 4 News, produced by Move a Mountain with Media Trust Award

'In ageing, ethnicity should not be a disadvantage..' says Jon Snow in this 5 minutes film which shows specific issues minority ethnic elders in the UK and across face. Rather than simply describe the issues, PRIAE the leading Institute working in the area of ageing and ethnicity develops particular solutions through information, policy, research, service innovations and publications. Most of its work is regarded as 'first of its kind' and 'ground breaking'. The film focuses on examples of specific issues minority ethnic elders face and PRIAE's response to them.

Highlights including Press Coverage and Press Releases

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