Celebrate Older Adults with an Ageing Joyfully Film Screening.
The films we are showing are below, and there will be a Q + A with lunch.
Chasing the Sublime is a hauntingly beautiful look at cold water swimming in the UK, as two friends, “swim twins” Kate Rew and Kari Furre, set out to chase the sublime. (Quick talk about Western Culture’s attitude towards aging and how it is reinforced through film - about symbolic annihilation and negative stereotypes being reinforced.)
Noatak: Return to the Arctic
An object in motion stays in motion, and Jim Slinger and Andrew "Tip" Taylor are living proof of that. Each in their seventies, the two friends have been adventuring together for the past forty years and have no intentions of stopping. With more than thirty arctic river trips under their belts, this journey marks Jim & Tip's return to the Noatak River; 35 years after their first visit. While running the river and exploring its surroundings, the two adventurers reflect on a lifetime of outdoor experiences and what still awaits them. (Talk about 7.5 years extended life just by having a positive attitude towards aging.)
What is an Elder? – The Nakoda AV Club asks indigenous students what is means to grow old, to become an Elder, and to live a good life.