Aging / Gerontology

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TO LIVE TO BE 140

Latin-American Studies  Death & Dying  Cultural Studies  Anthropology  Aging / Gerontology  Sociology 

This video features an interview with Dr. Alexander lief, a gerontology specialist at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital, who discusses his on-location study of the people living in the Andean village of Vilcabamba in Ecuador.

AGING: THE SEARCH FOR ETERNAL YOUTH
AGING: THE SEARCH FOR ETERNAL YOUTH

Aging / Gerontology  American Studies  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Dr. Robert Butler, a psychiatrist and specialist in gerontology, discusses the ways in which American society compartmentalizes people into age groups and discriminates aginst its senior citizens, who often face neglect, a lack of emotional and intellectual stimulation and economic hardship.

SID AT 90
SID AT 90

Aging / Gerontology  Cinema Studies  Jewish Studies  Performing Arts 

Profiles actor, comedian, impersonator and variety performer Sid Raymond, in the process challenging the assumption that celebrity defines success.

AIDS IN THE BARRIO
AIDS IN THE BARRIO

Short Films  American Studies  Aging / Gerontology  AIDS  Health  Latino Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of AIDS within Hispanic-American communities, focusing on the specific economic, social and cultural factors which influence perception of the AIDS crisis, including macho attitudes about sexuality, traditional relations between men and women, prejudices against homosexuality, and the prevalence of drug abuse.

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GOSPEL OF AIDS

African Studies  Aging / Gerontology  AIDS  Health  Sociology 

Examines the rapid spread of the AIDS epidemic in Africa, focusing on the small nation of Rwanda.

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AIDS BABIES

Aging / Gerontology  AIDS  Health  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the plight of babies born with AIDS, focusing on the inspiring examples of dedicated caregivers such as Mother Hale, founder of Hale House in New York City, and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-ross, filmed at her House of Peace in West Virginia.

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DARE TO BE 100

Aging / Gerontology  Health 

This video features an interview with Walter M. Bortz, M.D., author of the best-selling book, We Live Too Short and Die Too Long. Bortz, a clinical associate professor at the Stanford University Medical School and former Chair of the American Geriatrics Society, contends in this video that living to the age of 100, and even beyond, is natural.

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THE AGE TO BE

Aging / Gerontology  Directed by Women 

This video on the longevity revolution profiles pioneering seniors who are actively challenging stereotypes about retirement and a passive old age.

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THE FUTURE OF AGING

Aging / Gerontology  Health 

Examines recent scientific research into the biological and mental mechanisms of human aging and the development of new techniques to reverse its effects.

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