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  • Alzheimer's & African Americans: Echoes from the PastAlzheimer's & African Americans: Echoes from the Past - Examines the high incidence of Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans, through the experiences of families who are providing care for a loved one, with everyday living advice from health professionals.

  • At the Breaking Point - Short video excerpts that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity.

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  • Beauty Parlor in Rio - Meet Dr. Pitanguy, the "Golden Scalpel" at a leading Brazilian plastic surgery clinic.

  • Between Two-Spirit - Neither man nor woman, Chris is a "Two-Spirit," in between genders.

  • Breasts - Twenty-two women, ages 6 to 84-years-old, discuss how breasts play a crucial role in the experiences of puberty, motherhood, sex, health, and aging. ** 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality **

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  • Cholesterol, the Great Bluff - A rigorous investigation on the cholesterol case, dealing with social, political, scientific and economical issues.

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

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  • Facing Death - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's seminal book "On Death and Dying," brought her international fame. This intimate portrait was filmed in 2002, when she lived secluded in the desert, awaiting - as she says - her own death.

  • Facing DeathFacing Death - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's seminal book "On Death and Dying," brought her international fame. This intimate portrait was filmed in 2002, when she lived secluded in the desert, awaiting - as she says - her own death.

  • A Family Undertaking - Profiles the home funeral movement, and the complex psychological, cultural, legal and financial issues surrounding families choosing to prepare loved ones at home for burial or cremation.

  • Freedom of Sexual Expression - Looks at sexuality and intimacy as basic human rights for those living with a decreased cognizance in a nursing home.

  • Front Wards, Back Wards - They were called idiots and for 160 years Fernald State School was where they would stay. Residents, staff and families recall the evolution of attitudes toward people with developmental disabilities.

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  • Glassy-EyedGlassy-Eyed - After painter Bill Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he began his greatest body of work: a decade-long series of self-portraits chronicling his journey into dementia.

  • Guerrilla Grannies - Women veterans of Mozambique's independence war offer an intimate view of the country's troubled history since 1975.

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  • I Cannot Tell You How I Feel - Filmmaker Su Friedrich moves her fiesty mother into an "independent living" facility.

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  • No Home Movie - In her essential final feature, Chantal Akerman documents her relationship with her mother, a Holocaust survivor.

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  • Private Dicks - Rarely do we hear men talking honestly about their penises - until now. Surveying men from all walks of life, this film explores the naked truth about how men feel about their penises.

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  • Silentium - How can God-fearing faith and open-minded convent life engage in symbiosis?

  • Silvestre Pantaleon - The story of an elderly man from the Nahuatl-speaking village of San Agustin Oapan, Mexico.

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  • This Way Up - Near Jerusalem, the construction of the separation wall continues, a few feet from a senior citizens' home.

  • Tosca's KissTosca's Kiss - Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.

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  • The Vanishing Line - Chronicles one physician's exploration of how to try and meet the needs of the dying and their families.

  • Voyage in G Major - At 91 years of age, Aime decides to finally fulfil his dream of travelling to Morocco. His photographer grandson goes with him.

More Films & DVDs on Aging
  • 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.

  • Alzheimer's Disease: Inside Looking Out - Through the stories of eight people with Alzheimer's disease, this touching video gives viewers a real and vivid sense of what it's like to experience the early stages of progressive memory loss.

  • Alzheimers Care Series - This three-part series addresses common but often misunderstood behaviors of patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

  • Andre's Lives - The story of Andre Steiner, dubbed "the Jewish Schindler," who saved thousands of Slovak Jews during the Holocaust.

  • Beauty In Aging - Compilation video about women exploring the transitions of aging, with an 85-year-old social butterfly, nursing home beauty contestants, coping with Bell's Palsy and more.

  • Constant, Avant le Depart - Filmed shortly before Constant Nieuwenhuys' death, this is an intimate glimpse into the life and work of the painter, urban theorist, and influential member of the European avant-garde.

  • Dreamland - Takes a sharp but disarming approach in examining the romance of gambling, and reveals the decidedly unromantic reality.

  • Dress Him While He Walks - This sensitive and realistic video addresses several difficult behavior patterns of Alzheimer's patients. It demonstrates practical ways of dealing with behaviors such as wandering, angry outbursts, and delusions.

  • Exit: The Right to Die - Profiles the EXIT organization, which for over twenty years has counseled and accompanied the terminally-ill and severely handicapped towards a death of their choice.

  • Famous 4A - Set in a hospice care center, captures the bond shared between patients and caregivers, grown children and their ailing parents, while challenging stereotypes of aging and dying.

  • Learning To Speak Alzheimer's - Applying the basic concepts of habilitation the video shows how to create a suitable environment in which the person can lead a quality life through proactive adjustments.

  • Let's Face It - A touching and intimate glimpse into the self-explorations of several women in their 40's, 50's, and 60's as they face the natural reality of aging.

  • Mademoiselle and the Doctor - Lisette Nigot seems an unlikely candidate for euthanasia. At 79, she is in good health, feels no pain, and does not seem depressed. But she says she sees no reason to continue living. And Dr. Philip Nitschke is willing to help her.

  • A Mother Never Gives Up Hope - Shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita-four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son.

  • Old Enough to Know Better - The remarkable story of the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, a University whose student body is composed entirely of retired persons.

  • Old Men - An intimate ethnographic portrait of the elderly men living on one street in Beijing, China.

  • Portraits of Age - A look at the changing nature of the "senior" citizen's role around the world.

  • Positive Images of Aging - A compilation of fourteen 3-5 minute video segments, each reflecting on a positive aspect of aging.

  • Remembering - The phenomena of human memory. A dialogue with one's own history? An incomprehensible flow of individual and collective references that determine our current and future life?

  • Wandering...Is It a Problem? - Experienced aregivers demonstrate compassionate techniques for intervening with patients who wander.

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