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Portraits of Age
Produced by The United Nations
A Video by Simone di Bagno
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Each month over one million people reach the age of 60; those over the age of 80 are the fastest-growing segment of the global population. Some of these people will require care and support, but many more will be able to retain their independence, pride and productivity.

Shot on location around the world, this video comprises individual short stories of elderly people and the role they play in their respective societies: a fisherman in India; a grandmother in Uganda; an activist in Argentina; a dance teacher in Cambodia; a grandfather in Egypt and a volunteer in New York. PORTRAITS OF AGE shows how active and productive the senior citizen is today.


29 minutes / color
Copyright: 1994
Sale: $195

Subject areas:
Africa, Aging, Asia, Economic Sociology, Global Health, Health Issues, Labor Studies, Life Sciences, Multi-Cultural Studies, Sociology

Related Titles:
Aging in America: A glimpse at aging athletes, activists, wranglers and strippers, and inmates growing old in our nation's prisons, reaching their "golden" years in the first part of the twenty-first century.

The Elder Project: An engaging collection of short stories from our diverse community of the elderly.

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