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Photo:Frank Bennack, Mary Lake Polan, Judith Bookbinder & Lukas Hauser

NEW YORK, NY (SMI-GLOBAL-ENTERTAINMENT FEB-28-MARCH 4, 2024)-The Paley Center for Media hosted another edition of its 2024 PaleyLive NY special program last Wed. Feb. 27, with the theme; "Breaking Age Barriers:Leveraging Media for Inclusivity" with a special screening of the acclaimed short doc " Below Surface" and panel discussion with the film crew of how media can influence  and change the perception of ageism at Paley Museum, in New York City.

The film " Below the Surface " is a short documentary that gather the heartwarming stories of YMCA multicultural and multigenerational Aquafit class that combining kindness, caring for others, and exercise can be the cure for grief, stress, and physical illness.The film also shows the power that we all have to support one another.

The panel discussion was moderated by Lesley Jane Seymour( Former Editor of Marie Claire) & attendees who walked the carpet & participated in panel discussion included:

Frank Bennack (Paley Center for Media Chairman, & Exec Producer "Below Surface"

Dr.(PhD) Mary Lake Polan (Exec. Producer) " Below Surface"

Lukas Hauser (US Film Director) " Below Surface "

Judy Bookbinder:(US Film Producer) " Below Surface"

Linda P. Fried (Dean Columbia University's Mailman's School of Public Health

Dayle Haddon (Spokesperson; Activist, Book Author)

Maureen J. Reidy: Paley Center for Media: President & CEO


Photo: Frank Bennack, Mary Lake Polan & Maureen Reidy
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