TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Tarrytown resident Sherry Saturno has always been interested in the power of documentaries.
And so, motivated by her experiences as the Director of Social Services for Sprain Brook Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scarsdale, she set out to make her own film, exploring why so many professionals dedicate themselves to the humanity of care, including working with the elderly and the sick.
The result, "Human Investment," -- her first film ever -- was shot in one day with 11 hours of back to back interviewing (the editing took several months to complete) and recently won a national award for Best Documentary Film via the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Saturno said it was an important film to make because it tells a unique story. "These social workers, nurses, physicians, and educators are all heroes in a million different ways, and the work that they do often goes unnoticed," she said. "I wanted to highlight how caring and supportive these professionals are, and why their work speaks volumes about the humanity of care.
"Working with this population has shown me what courage really is, and helped me recognize that all any of us have is the present moment."