• 2015
  • 26:29
  • Denmark

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A Portrait of Horace Parlan

By Rikke Houd

For years, Horace Parlan played jazz with some of the biggest names, including Charles Mingus and Archie Shepp. Now, at 84, his long piano fingers are stiff, and he lives in a nursing home outside of Copenhagen. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 89:10
  • USA

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Greenberger and Greenberg: On Story and Music

By David Greenberger & Mark Greenberg

Beyond being atmospheric and scene setting, music can play an active role in audio pieces. David Greenberger has worked with a wide range of musicians and composers for his radio monologues, which are adapted from conversations he has with the elderly. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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True Blue Light

By Dave Engen & Robert Jersak

A man with a microphone meets a small town neighbor on a mission. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 3:13
  • USA

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Gifts

By Firestone Mulvaney

Two life-long bachelors kvetch over the phone. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:57
  • USA

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Red White & Bruised

By John Musto & Brian Barnhart Jr

2012 SHORTDOCS WINNER! Don Floyd looks back on his life of eighty years, after surviving a heart attack in March of 2012. (more)

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  • 2002
  • 9:16
  • USA

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Ruth Ellis

By Neenah Ellis

Ruth Ellis lived to be over 100 years old. She realized in her teens that she was gay but she didn't talk much about it then. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #143 The Centenarians Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: Stories about people who lived to be 100, and reflections from producer Neenah Ellis on what she learned from these remarkable centenarians. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 27:40
  • UK

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Heel, Toe, Step Together

By Katie Burningham

Bob Hill, 86, has been dancing on and off since he was 16 years old. (more)

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  • 2001
  • 29:11
  • USA

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The Graying of the Convent

By Mary Beth Kirchner

Documentarian Mary Beth Kirchner lived in a Chicago convent to produce this intimate portrait of aging Catholic nuns. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 2:59
  • USA

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What do you look forward to, Aai?

By Neena Pathak

The producer's grandma reflects on growing old in a country that's not her home. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 2:33
  • USA

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Who Do I Come From

By Anne Noyes Saini

My grandfather, John Frank Noyes, is the only person who remembers our family's homestead in Wyoming; he died this winter. (more)

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  • 2016
  • 64:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #216 The 2015 Short Docs Show — Studs Rules

By Multiple

This hour we listen to some of our favourite entries to the 2015 Third Coast Short Docs Challenge: Studs Rules! (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • AUS

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Sweet Aunt Nuska

By Jeremy W. & Matt Thomas

Aunt Nuska has lost her appetite and the whole family bonds together to find a remedy for her. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 5:56
  • USA

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Hard to Say

By Bente Birkland

State park ranger Ed Werler lives alone in a quiet, isolated area of Maine. At the age of 90, Ed reflects on his second marriage, revealing a relationship characterized by love, loyalty, and uncertainty. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #132: The Lost Show

By Various

This hour: looking for the intangible. What's lost and what might be found.
Co-produced by Jacob Anderson. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 2:53
  • UK

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Where Did He Go: Ogichan, Grandad?

By Eloise Stevens

A granddaughter tells us about her grandfather's funeral. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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I Like the Way You Talk

By Eric Markowitz

Baglama begins and ends chopped interviews with seniors about love and death and music. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Restful, Shady Places

By Sean Hurley

The authors of Trailer Ahoy! and Trees as Good Citizens enjoy a written correspondence relating to their books' proximity in the library. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 7:06
  • USA

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A Square Meal, Regardless

By Jen Nathan

When Cedric Chambers and John Gallagher met by chance 45 years ago, neither imagined that they’d be caring for each other into old age. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 2:28
  • UK

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What happens when a statistic becomes your life?

By Cristina Parry

Over 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, but it is not until it affects you directly that you realise the impact the disease can have on your life. (more)

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