127 - Unseen Documentary - A Conversation with Amanda and Tom Dyer

April 20, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience.

Episode 127 features Tom and Amanda Dyer, Creators / Directors / Producers, of the upcoming documentary "Unseen: How We're Failing Parent Caregivers and Why It Matters". Tom and Amanda share what inspired them to create this MUCH NEEDED documentary, what they learned in making the "Unseen Caregiver Documentary" and words of hope for parent caregivers.

"The Unseen Documentary film follows Jess and Ryan Ronne, a blended family with 8 children, including Lucas, who has profound disabilities requiring total care. Their situation has gotten more and more challenging as Lucas gets older and stronger. With limited resources and support, caregiving takes a toll on their physical health. It's a common story among parent caregivers: the isolation, uncertainty about the future, lack of options , and a never-ending daily to-do list means the role of caregiver overpowers nearly ever other facet of life. Video diaries from diverse caregivers featured in the film illustrate this universality, while interviews with mental health experts and policy / legal advocates provide a broader view on the societal impacts."

Objectives of the Unseen Documentary Film include:

-  Give an unfiltered glimpse into the lives of parent caregivers and their real challenges.

-  Shed light on how difficult it can be to get support and solutions.

-  Establish strategic partnerships to enable real change.


The Global Online Premiere of the "Unseen Caregiver Documentary" will be held May 20-26, 2022. See the below for links / more information.




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