Beauty In Aging
Terra Nova Films, Inc.
How do women view themselves as they get older? How does their society view them? This compilation film uses provocative excerpts from four videos to explore the self-images of women as they age. From a group of friends who share their experiences of normal aging in America, to a woman who has contracted Bell's Palsy, leaving one half of her face paralyzed, to nursing home beauty pageant contestants, to an 85-year-old dancer, social butterfly, model, and humanitarian, the video allows women to speak for themselves as they define and redefine themselves through the transitions of aging.
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Order No. QA-468
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-893-6
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