Glen Campbell “I’ll be me”

The documentary film “I’ll be me” about musician Glen Campbell would make an interesting example to analyze in an Social Role Valorization workshop, a topic for discussion in an SRV study group, or an SRV-based review assignment for a university class.

From the website for the film:

In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a “Goodbye Tour.”

The film is a mix of biography, interview and concert film. It has a lot of material, including various viewpoints on Alzheimer’s, that would be appropriate subjects for SRV analysis. It could be looked at in relation to SRV implementation strategies, including image and competency enhancement, guidelines for applying SRV measures, role goals, role communicators, access to the ‘good things of life,’ safeguarding societally valued roles, etc.

Several elements of the Glen Campbell website could also be analyzed from an SRV perspective, including blog posts from Campbell’s family and friends.

We would welcome submission of written reviews of the film for The SRV Journal.

Marc Tumeinski

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink
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