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ELDER VOICES: Stories For Their Times

Directed by Academy Award-winner David Goodman

In a New Jersey retirement community, Director David Goodman recorded a series of interviews with the residents —a diverse group of older adults—including Japanese Americans, European Jews, soldiers—who survived terrible experiences of hate, terrorism and internment during the Great Depression of the 30s and World War II, and took extraordinary steps to fight back and survive. They voice their shared beliefs in the power of tolerance and respect.

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Three special films: one focuses on the courageous lives of elders who came of age during the Great Depression and World War II; the second, about a POW who found a way to provide closure for families about their loved ones. Followed by how the League of Women Voters created a new generation of high school students into Forever Voters.