Amazing Grays: A Celebration of the Crone

Amazing Grays: A Celebration of the Crone

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On Vancouver Island, a group called the Amazing Grays host an annual gathering to celebrate aging. This video presents six twhemes on the aging process: the force of gravity, menopause, cronehood, role models, life passages, and feminine spirituality.

Beat Around the Bush

Beat Around the Bush

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Three seniors in this short comedic drama bring a whole new context to a popular phrase.

Blue Skies & Rocky Shores

Blue Skies & Rocky Shores

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A story of dementia and caregiving.

Call from Josie

Call from Josie

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Darlene has made a momentous decision about her lengthy illness. Just as she and a very unusual in-home service converge, a frantic call from her strong-willed daughter threatens to derail her plans. 

Hatties Heist

Hattie's Heist

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Hattie's Heist is a transformational rags to riches comedy that makes a comment on the widespread plight of impoverished seniors and the dwindling pensions facing retiring boomers. It's best perceived as a caper film. It is not a story to encourage oldsters to rob banks, but an inspirational tale to encourage them to fulfill their dreams before it is too late.

LouLou: Prisonnière de ses Passions

LouLou: Prisonnière de ses Passions

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Filmmaker Sylvie Peltier mixes reality and the fantastic in this poignant portrait of her grandmother. Her fusion of old photographs together with a newly created underwater dream sequence eloquently tells the story of her grandmother's dramatic love life.

Making the Most of Things: Elizabeth Gale, Furniture Maker

Making the Most of Things: Elizabeth Gale, Furniture Maker

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Portrait of Elizabeth Gale, an 81-year-old furniture maker. While raising a family in an isolated Newfoundland outport, she began making the furniture she needed. With just a few tools: an axe, pocket knife and saw, she made washstands, bureaus, couches, barrel chars, picture frames and other items.

The Menopause Song

The Menopause Song

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Life before puberty is spent waiting for womanhood. Life after menopause is supposedly fraught with insanity and brittle bones. This song begs to differ. This whimsical number features the work of animator Gail Noonan and the musical group She-B-She.

The Oldest Basketball Team in the World

The Oldest Basketball Team in the World

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This documentary follows "The Retreads" ­the first women's basketball team over the age of 65, as they train for the World Masters Games.

Patience and Absurdity

Patience and Absurdity

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Family love triumphs over Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis as a spunky Irish immigrant, "new to Alzheimer's" joins forces with her daughter, who is living with MS, to make a cup of tea.

A Round Peg

A Round Peg

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Former university president Dr. Margaret Fulton developed administrative structures as an alternative to top-down hierarchical systems of management. A Round Peg is both a celebration of her success and a feast of ideas for change.

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

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Art is an expression of our humanity, and artists give expression to the time and place in which they live. In SILENT NO MORE, Pentz shapes clay into life-size female sculptures, scoring, marking and scarring them to create tactile surfaces that reflect the experiences of women whose lives have been restrained by culture, religion, illiteracy and fear.

 

Tending Toward Silence

Tending Toward Silence

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Tending Toward Silence weaves a story of three different moments: time in the hospital, a summer spent collecting rocks and another reality, both mysterious and sustaining.

 

 

Vintage Plumbing and Wiring

Vintage Plumbing and Wiring

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Vintage Plumbing and Wiring is a 6-minute video of selected images of antique plumbing, wiring and vintage electrical equipment for woodworking, blacksmithing and metal shop, interlaid with body images. The voiceover addresses some basic nuts and bolts issues of sensuality in our third age.