Minister Beatriz Artolazabal: "Where we go", a film that the younger people have to see”
• Dedicated to the empowerment of the elderly
• Presentation in Bilbao of the documentary by Marian Gerrikabeitia
• Testimonies, experiences and ideas for a more cohesive society
Bilbao 25 09 17
The Minister of Employment and Social Policies of the Basque Government, Beatriz Artolazabal, attended this afternoon to the presentation of the film "Where we go", the director Marian Gerrikabeitia, in the BBK space of Bilbao with the deputy foral of Social Action of Bizkaia, Isabel Sánchez Robles, Gipuzkoa Social Policy deputy, Maite Peña, Bizkaia deputy general, Unai Rementeria, and other representatives of institutions, social organizations and senior citizens.
Artolazabal commented that "Where we go" is a film that all the people of our society, especially the younger ones, have to see. It is a way of thinking and debating on a subject that requires much more attention than the one dedicated to it in actual society."
The Minister of Employment and Social Policy has commented on the data that the film has offered on the demographic challenge that is presented to Europe and the Basque Country and the progressive aging of the population. "Our elders have a much more intense role than the current society gives them since they offer knowledge, experience and will to the social challenges and therefore we have to count on them much more than what we are doing.
"Fortunately the Basque Country (Euskadi) devotes a special attention to this issue and there is our program of active aging Euskadi Lagunkoia but this is not enough, hence initiatives such as the proposal today by the director Marian Gerrikabeitia constitute a benchmark to rethink and make us work on new objectives in this social issue of the first order ".
"Where we go" is a production of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, Kutxabank Bizkaia and Euskal Telebista.