Aging Through the Lens

Below is a list of documentaries that chronicle the highs and lows of aging with a good dose of humour, lots of creativity and bravado. (These brief descriptions were supplied by the filmmakers.)

The Boomer List (airing on PBS September 23, 2014) United States
This documentary by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 boomers—one born each year of the baby boom.

Alive Inside (2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award) United States
Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

Advanced Style (2014) United States
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.

The 100+ Club (2012) Australia
Following the lives of three remarkable centenarians – Ruth the athlete, Olive the theatre performer and Dexter the author – who, despite their age, are still fervently chasing their dreams.

Age of Champions (2011) United States
Age of Champions is the award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.

Do you have a favourite documentary on aging? We would love to hear from you.


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