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Do Not Go Gently - Celebrating Elder Artists

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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Do Not Go Gently celebrates the lives, work and wisdom of three remarkable artists who have maintained their creative productivity well into their golden years. Their stories illustrate the role of creativity and art in contributing to a long, happy, healthy and vibrant life. Narrated by famed newsman (and nonagenarian) Walter Cronkite, Do Not Go Gently follows 82-year-old quilter Arlonzia Pettway, 90-year-old ballet dancer Frederic Franklin and 109-year-old composer Leo Ornstein to illuminate their experiences as part of America’s fastest-growing age group — men and women 85 and older.. Do Not Go Gently uncovers the science of lifelong creativity through interviews with gerontologist Dr. Gene Cohen, whose groundbreaking work provides a deeper understanding of the aging brain. The program also documents the importance of creative outlets to older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related disabilities. "This documentary challenges the outdated notion that people who reach a certain age have nothing left to contribute. America's seniors, like those highlighted in Do Not Go Gently, have had decades to master skills and garner accomplishments, often rendering them our best leaders and innovators. The film also emphasizes how mutually beneficial it is for seniors to continue exercising their creative force — both to the society that reaps the benefits of their creations, and to the elderly whose quality of life is maintained." - U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (WI), Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Gold World Medal in Humanities, New York Festivals Film & Video Awards, 2008.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
57 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • In Process Record.
  • Title from title frames.
  • Film
Published
Melissa Godoy, 2007.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Melissa Godoy in 2007.
Publisher no.
1235044 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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