Appropriate for: College/University
Raananah: A World of Our Ownby Marlene Booth
Aging with dignity in a supportive community
Raananah is an intimate look at one remarkable community and its independent people as they gracefully age. Fifty years ago, a group of idealistic Jewish immigrants formed a summer refuge, Raananah. Through home movies, we see the founders as young people and hear of their lives and dreams. Today we meet these same people at Raananah as they reflect on their lives, their children, and aging together with dignity.
full review J. Hoberman
The Village Voice
If an Irish Catholic in Texas can identify with [these people]...this film has pretty universal appeal.
Kelly Center for Studies in Aging
North Texas State University
Raananah makes the eloquent point that the aged were once young...a profound insight to young people!
Educator, Washington, D.C.
A wonderful, sensitive look at...the elderly and the importance of community ties. Any viewer can learn much and be moved by this powerful documentary.
Dr. Richard Levin
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Finalist, American Film Festival
- PBS Broadcast
- Margaret Mead Film Festival
- Jewish Film Festival
Subject: Aging & Gerontology