The idea of grandparents as caregivers is nothing new. Grandparents are often the people that parents turn to when they need advice, help, childcare, and support. But what of the grandparents who have had to step in beyond the role of doting elders? GrandParenting takes an intimate look at the lives of several grandparents who have taken full time custody of their grandchildren, because their own children are unable to do so, because of problems that include drug addiction and mental or physical disorders.


Our new documentary about grandparents raising grandchildren had its broadcast premiere on TVO, as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. and midnight EST
  • Tuesday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m.

It will air again on TVO on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 11 p.m. 

If you miss the airdate, and would like to see the film, check TVO’s website:

or download TVO’s DocStudio mobile app, through the iTunes store.

To hear more about the documentary, please click on this link:

Karen Talks GrandParenting

TVO is also running a short interview with me, about film-making in general. You can see it here:

Karen Talks Film-making

Have a look at the trailer…