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Virginia McKenna OBE & Amanda Waring - stars of Chichester Film Festival

Press Release   •   Aug 22, 2012 19:29 BST

From Thursday 16th August to Sunday 2nd September Chichester Cinema at New Park is host to the 21st annual Chichester International Film Festival. 

During this prestigious event there will be an opportunity to join campaigning actress, filmmaker and author Amanda Waring along with one of Britain's most loved and celebrated actresses Virginia McKenna, who is the star of Amanda's short film ‘What Do You See’, in a celebration of film, conversation and poetry.

Amanda’s new book, 'The Heart Of Care', by Souvenir Press, is the latest mountainous step in her untiring campaign to raise awareness and educate people in the art of person-centred elder care.

‘The Heart Of Care’ follows her award-winning film, ‘What Do You See?’, which starred McKenna as a stroke victim, and is a powerful cocktail of anecdote, practical advice and role model exercises to help inspire, teach and motivate carers, relatives and caring professionals alike in a society that’s found to be in need of greater emotional intelligence with caring for our elders.

Amanda will take the stage to share her personal motivations behind making these award winning powerful films that are transforming the way society handles the care of the elderly in this country, all in memory of her Mother, the actress Dame Dorothy Tutin.

Both Virginia and Amanda will share their memories of Dame Dorothy, who passed away in 1999,as well as the passion behind the production of these films, which will be shown during their presentation, as well as providing knowledge of solutions to the vital and current hot topic of Elder Abuse affecting so many people in today’s society.

With the event beginning at 16.00 on Tuesday the 28th of August, tickets are just £10 and include glass of wine.

Amanda Waring will have her book 'The Heart of Care' (£15) and films at the event. 

Amanda Waring is an actress, writer and director and has been a passionate campaigner for older people's rights for the past five years.

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