My Little Friends
Directed by:Megan Mylan
In a custom-designed facility in Mt. Kisco, New York, a very special program brings together elders with dementia and young children. The kids look right past the dementia, connecting instead with the people who have gotten lost underneath.
“Documentary filmmakers often say that film ideas find them,” says director Megan Mylan. “That’s certainly true here.”
Megan Mylan is a New York-based documentary filmmaker whose work has been recognized with an Academy Award®, Emmy nominations, an Independent Spirit Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her films have raised millions of dollars for charitable causes, motivated volunteerism and informed public policy.
She recently completed, Raça, a documentary on Brazil’s unfolding struggle for racial equality. The film is currently in national theatrical release in Brazil.
Mylan directed and produced the Oscar®-winning film Smile Pinki, broadcast on HBO and the Sundance Channel. Her film, Lost Boys of Sudan, had a 70-city theatrical release and a national television broadcast on PBS’s POV.