FILMS AND OLD AGE STEREOTYPES
Are stereotypes about old age and older people's abilities in featured films necessary? CINAGE European film for active ageing is a FaceBook page with many visitors and followers. It brings news and opinions on film and film making and old age. It struggles against old age stereotypes vehicled by films and deals with new social roles for older people, roles developing several competencies: financial-economic, emotional, learning competence etc. In CINAGE courses the participants learned that a featured, especially a short featured film has to dwell on stereotypes. It is practically impossible to make a featured film not using them if one wants the film to have an understandable message.