The final day of Golden Years begins with a varied selection of engrossing short films. Land of a Thousand Colours is a short UNESCO film focusing on the cultural diversity of Pakistan, and the important role culture plays in both the lives of local people and efforts to alleviate poverty in the region. Award-winning filmmaker Samar Minallah Khan, known for using film as a means for creating social change in her native Pakistan, here creates a compelling argument for prioritising the inclusion of cultural heritage in development efforts.
The morning will then continue with thoughtful films about ageing from the Legacy Film Series, a US-based organisation that aims to showcase the richness and diversity of later life experience.
Beautifully Esther (23 min.)
Esther and Joszi live a quiet, sheltered life. Their stagnant daily routine comes to an end when Esther learns her husband was hiding a secret. Despite Joszi’s refusal to change, Esther must decide how she wants to spend the rest of her days. A charming fictional story.
Slomo (16 min)
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity. Directed by Joshua Izenberg.
Packing for Two (13 min.)
A fictional film that addresses the situation of what it means to be alone after constant companionship and fifty-odd years of marriage. It is also about the decision to choose life instead of martyrdom, to strive for enjoyment rather than just survival.
Please note, this event does not include entry to the Older Than Ireland screening in the afternoon.