Miss not the discourse of the elders. - Ben Sira
May 4, 2010 6:44 AM Subscribe
The Grand Generation
posted by flapjax at midnite (7 comments total)
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(1993 - 27 min.) is a warm and inspiring portrait of six elderly Americans whose vigor belies their age. The film is a cogent reminder that most of us probably don't hear nearly enough of what the very oldest among us have to say.
The amazing Nimrod Workman, coal miner, union activist and balladeer, is one of the six people profiled in the film. Some of you may remember him from this post
of mine from 2008. if you missed that one, or if you don't already know about Nimrod, I recommend exploring the links on him there. Of course, that post overall serves as a companion to this one, with its focus on very old people.