The G Force

When parents are unable to parent, for whatever reason, an increasing number of grandmothers and grandfathers are filling in to raise their childrenʼs children. The grandparents who step up to being full-time caregivers to their grandchildren are those who make up The G Force.

Funding Initiative
Diversity Development Fund

Pamela Sherrod Anderson

Pamela Sherrod Anderson is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, playwright, journalist and educator. She has worked as director, assistant director, producer, script supervisor and consultant on independent films. Her first feature-length documentary, The Curators of Dixon School,” received the Black Harvest Audience Award for Best Feature. She Show more also wrote and directed the short film Getting Directions was a selection at the Golden Gate Fiction & Documentary Festival and the Chicago Short Film Festival, and screened at festivals worldwide. Ms. Anderson has written and directed stage plays and screenplays, and has worked as an editor, reporter, and photographer for newspapers and news wire services. As an educator, she teaches in the Film and Video Department at Columbia College in Chicago and at DePaul University in the School of Communications. Show less

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The Film

When parents are unable to, grandparents often fill in to raise their children. The grandmothers and grandfathers who step up to do this are today’s G-Force. The G Force documents three stories of grandparents and their grandchildren. Each story shows who is present in the lives of the grandchildren, the difference it makes, awareness of life’s clock and the lessons learned by grandparent and grandchild.