This documentary reveals what can happen to older adults when they are targeted for scams and abusive financial products. This documentary collaboration from NCRC and WFYI Public Media, funded with support from the Atlantic Philanthropies, presents real stories about the financial abuse of older adults. The film also reveals how they are fighting back, and becoming powerful advocates for themselves and others to help change the current landscape of economic security for older Americans.
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About the film
We save for a lifetime to have enough money to carry us through retirement. But one in five older adults are victims of financial abuse and fraud. Fleeced: Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse reveals what can happen to older adults when they are targeted for scams and abusive financial products. At risk are not only older adults’ pensions, savings and homes but also their health and well being.
This documentary collaboration from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and WFYI Public Media, funded with generous support from the Atlantic Philanthropies, presents real stories about the financial abuse of older adults. The film also reveals how they are fighting back, and becoming powerful advocates for themselves and others to help change the current landscape of economic security for older Americans.
Clayton Taylor is Vice President of Production at WFYI-TV. In his 36 years in broadcast journalism, Taylor has been a reporter, producer and executive producer. Since arriving at WFYI in 2001, Taylor has led WFYI’s expansion of its production department. Since 2004, WFYI received 152 Emmy Award nominations and 59 Emmy Awards, and was named Indiana Public Television Station of the Year by the Indiana Association of Broadcasters for three consecutive years. Before joining WFYI, Clayton worked at WISH-TV for 16 years, working for nearly a decade as Special Projects Manager. He headed the station’s investigative reporting unit, the “I-Team,” and amassed extensive experience in documentary production during that period. Highlights of his dozens of state, regional and national awards include a national Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) Award for Public Service, a National Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, multiple Emmy awards and dozens of other honors from The Associated Press, SPJ and the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Kim Hood Jacobs brings 35 years of television experience to WFYI, where she works as a documentary producer and writer. Kim’s professional awards include four Emmys for documentary programs, including her candid profiles of life in two struggling Indianapolis urban neighborhoods. Kim is the recipient of the prestigious Indiana Women of Achievement Perhlman Award for distinction in communication and higher education. Other awards include the Robert West Nicholson Child Advocacy Award, recognizing her 20 years of child advocacy work through the television feature called Thursday’s Child. She is also the recipient of the Indiana Women in Communications “Woman of the Year” award and a Casper Award for community service. Kim has produced several documentaries in coordination with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, recently completing a documentary about charter schools called Outside the Box.) She also produced an Emmy-winning documentary titled Reclaiming the American Dream about the efforts of individuals who have faced severe financial setbacks in their attempts to purchase homes.
WFYI PRODUCTIONS is the Indianapolis-based video production entity of WFYI Public Media, Indiana’s flagship public broadcasting station, airing as WFYI Public TV (digital on-air channels 20.1, 20.2 and 20.3) and WFYI 90.1 FM Public Radio. In addition to producing television programs for local, state and national distribution, WFYI Productions provides a variety of services that help generate revenue and support the mission of the station to engage and enrich our viewers and the community at large through distinctive programs and services. Utilizing these unique programs, services and emerging technologies, WFYI is one of Indiana’s leading public broadcasting resources, empowering people to discover their world, broaden their horizons and become active participants in shaping the future. Since 2004, WFYI Productions has earned 152 Emmy Award nominations, garnering 59 actual Emmy Awards, and has produced 20 shows for national distribution in recent years. In addition, WFYI has been named the top Indiana Non-Commercial Station of the Year by the Indiana Broadcasters Association for three consecutive years.
Made possible through the generous support of The Atlantic Philanthropies.
The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Atlantic is a limited life foundation that makes grants through its five program areas: Aging, Children & Youth, Population Health, Reconciliation & Human Rights and Founding Chairman. Atlantic is active in Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam. To learn more, please visit: www.atlanticphilanthropies.org.