The Wisdom of Age Project—Hampton Roads, Va. 2017 Documenting Life Stories & How We Get By
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"Past, Present & Future"

Story & Video by Morgan Barclay

“They’re taking our very breath,” Pat Bellamy warns me. When talking about her life, Pat worries about—and also does something to make the present and future better. An activist through and through, she says she can't understand why so many are complacent and she “can’t imagine how people can be so stupid.” From fostering children, to fighting a wood mill, to getting rid of an ugly cabbage painting in the corridor of her building, she reluctantly becomes involved as she makes the world a better place.


  • "Notes on the Future" (1:04)