Hello my name’s Eva and I’m doing a documentary about the relationship between people with disabilities and their aides/caregivers called The Joy of Aides. I have cerebral palsy and have full time aides to assist me. I have a very unique view on the relationship between people with disabilities and their aides. It’s my opinion that you have to be a good boss and enjoy each other’s company for the relationship to work. The Joy of Aides will feature interviews and footage of myself as well as another person with disabilities who also uses aides. Both of our viewpoints will be explored and the documentary will show how we find and hire our aides, how we can have a friendship and a working relationship, and how we deal with day to day stuff. You will hear from our aides too. This is a much needed documentary.
Since the people in The Joy of Aides are filming themselves I will use most of the money for post production costs such as editing, DVD distribution and PR. When possible all post production jobs will be given to people within the disabled community who are often overlooked within the work force. These people will also help me to offer an authentic perspective because they may have lived through a similar experience.