The G Force | Chicago Reader

The G Force

Strong women propel Pamela Sherrod Anderson's documentary, about seniors who step up as primary caregivers for their grandchildren after their children fall prey to mental illness, addiction, domestic violence, incarceration, or sudden death. Ellen Robinson of Chatham rears her teenage grandson, Patrick, with the help of Chicago police officer Denny Perdue, who has steered the boy into swimming and boxing. Georgeanne Fischetti of Lincoln Park took charge of her granddaughter Martha during the girl's infancy, became her guardian a year later, and eventually adopted her at the child's request. This warm, uplifting documentary also introduces the Second Chance Grandparents Writing Group, which offers a creative outlet to stressed caregivers. Continue reading>>

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