Shattering the Myth of Aging: Senior Games Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles, Competition and Community
(8 minutes) USA
Director: Dorothy Fadiman
Producers: Dorothy Fadiman, Keith Parish
Why do we assume that getting older means losing stamina and energy? Shattering the Myth of Aging documents the story of a 74-year-old man, Ron Chilton, whose life was transformed by becoming a Senior Games Athlete. In his early 60’s, instead of slowing down, Ron became more active. Since making that decision, he has won more than 200 Senior Games medals. As the film unfolds, we watch him become a member of a thriving community of seniors, ages fifty through over one hundred, who support each other in expanding their own horizons through a commitment to healthy aging. This film affirms the power of an individual to defy aging stereotypes, reminding us that it is never too late to transform your life.
Dorothy Fadiman has been producing award-winning media with a focus on social justice and human rights since 1976. Her films have been shown on PBS stations nationwide, plus a number of international venues. Among her honors are an Academy Award nomination, an Emmy, the Gold Medal from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and more than fifty other film awards. In addition to producing documentary films, Dorothy performs, teaches, gives seminars, leads workshops, and trains interns in filmmaking.
Keith Parish has been involved with video production since the age of thirteen. His passion for visual media continues on a professional level and has led him to local and national recognition. Keith is a producer at Pittsburgh’s local PBS station, WQED Multimedia. Keith owns and operates Parish Digital, a creative, award-winning, full-service production company.
Web site: www.concentric.org//shattering