YBER-SENIORS chronicles the humorous and heartwarming journey of these enthusiastic senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet. Their exploration of cyberspace is catapulted to a new level when 89-year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube cooking video.
A spirited video competition for the most “views” evolves as the cyber-seniors’ hidden talents and competitive spirits are revealed. And the kids who know so much about computers and social media learn something too: that there’s no substitute for real life experience.
Praise for this remarkable work has been universal. “If there’s a film that will make you want to finally accept that friend request from your grandparents, this one is it,” said Katherine Vu in The Village Voice. The Christian Science Monitor‘s Peter Rainer said, “Forget Facebook friends. The friendships forged in this movie, which come alive before our eyes, are the real deal.” “CYBER-SENIORS isn’t just a window on an unlikely alliance of polar generations but also a celebration of discovery,” said Doris Toumarkine of Film Journal International.