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From The Fanlight Collection
Let's Face It
Directed by Wendy Oser, Joan Levinson, and Beverly Spencer
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film stillThis is a touching and honest glimpse into the intimate self-explorations of seven women in their 40's, 50's, and 60's. They face the natural reality of sags and bags, lines and wrinkles, and reflect on the impact these physical changes have not only on their bodies, but also on their attitudes about themselves, and on the way they are perceived by society. In their ongoing conversations each woman realizes how her self image is shaped by early family judgments and by unrelenting messages from a culture that honors youth as the epitome of beauty.

Discussing the option of getting face-lifts or aging naturally, they discover deep ambivalence, anxiety and, for some, a cautious acceptance of aging. They wrestle with many powerful issues, including resentment at aging, the sources of self-esteem, the impact of societal pressures, and the process of coming to terms with themselves as they are. Viewers will benefit from their self-reflective insights in this film, which will be an effective trigger for discussions of the aging process and of how we learn to view ourselves as we grow older.

26 minutes / Color
Release: 2002
Copyright: 2002

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This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

Subject areas:
Aging, Body Image / Obesity / Eating Disorders, Fanlight Collection, Healthcare, Psychiatry, Psychology, Sexuality & Aging, Social Work, Women's Health

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