Mickey Rooney to Star in New Documentary About Elder Abuse

09/16/2011 04:43 pm ET | Updated Nov 16, 2011
  • Pamela Glasner Published author, historian, filmmaker and social advocate

Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney is to be the special guest star in a new feature-length documentary film which examines the financial exploitation of senior citizens, the staggering financial cost and the incalculable human cost.

Elder exploitation is among the safest and most lucrative criminal enterprises in the world, being the least reported and least prosecuted of all crimes.

Last Will and Embezzlement, produced by Starjack Entertainment, directed by Deborah Louise Robinson, and inspired by the recent real-life events of one of the film's Executive Producers, will include expert testimony from some of the country's leading authorities on such subjects as forensic accounting, elder law, and geriatric social work. The film will probe the excruciating why's and wherefores of this growing global issue.

With 11,000 American Baby Boomers turning 65 daily for the next 19 years (61,000 globally, in modernized countries), and with Baby Boomers controlling a full 80 percent of personal liquid assets, the world is about to experience the largest transfer of wealth, from one generation to the next, in human history.

The potential losses to three generations through exploitation and embezzlement are astronomical, if this crime spree is allowed to continue unchecked.

Pamela S. K. Glasner is a published author, historian, filmmaker and social advocate. Her website is . She can also be found on Facebook.

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