A COLLEGE DOCUMENTARY STUDIES CLASS set out in 2009, 2011, 2012 and again in the spring of 2013, to document the stories of elders. Students from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, spent four months listening to and documenting stories in narrative, photography, video and audio. Students worked with the same subject for the duration of the project.
In this edition, our fourth, we hear and see stories that represent a broad range of human experience: coping with the loss of a partner to a philanthropy that grew from a miracle, from a change in sexual orientation to jam sessions with a well-known guitarist, from a veteran's struggles with health care to a different kind of veterans—the Breakfast Bunch who have met at the same landmark restaurant Tuesday mornings for decades. We hope you will enjoy these stories, and the dozens in our archive. Oh, and please drop us a note after you do.
_______________________ Multimedia Stories in Narrative, Photography, Audio and Video _______________________
"Never Too Late"
film by Heather Bridges
"Enjoying the Journey:
A Guide to Enjoying the Second Half of Life"
film by Ebony Brown
"Sondra Berman: A Life of Transitions"
film by Zenith Hass
"Joan Gilkison: Caring, Compassionate"
film by Pam Rondeau
"Meet Virginia, 'Puzzle Queen'"
film by Rachael Long & Brittany Marks
"Growing Up During World War II'"
film by Erika Barker
"A Leaf Well Lived"
film by Stephanie Alexander & John-Michael Jalonen
"The Simple Things"
film by Adrienne Kubat
"Tom Gainer—Folks Songs & N.A.S.A."
film by Holly Clegg
"Mountain Dew & Cigarettes"
story by Jo Emanuelson
"The Poet & the Documentarian"
story by Luke Parker
"She Marched with Dr. King"
story by Ebony King
"A Good, Long Life"
story by Hillary Puckett
A Hard Life with Good Memories"
story by Anna Irre
" Another Home with the Breakfast Bunch"
audio slide show by Aubrey Kosa
"Up for the Challenge (of Retirement)"
by Alyssa Andre & Cori McDaniel
"Moments with Margaret"
audio documentary by Taryn Buckley
"Idel Williams: Guitar Man"
audio documentary by David Elliott
" Keeping Afloat in Troubled Waters"
by Jeff McCrea & Mike Bliley
"Raised on a Tobacco Farm"
by Christine Warren & James Hardigg
"The Gift that Gives"
film by Kristin Monteith
"A New Family"
slide show by Debbie Dean
The "Breakfast Bunch"
See behind the scenes at the "Breakfast Bunch"