Greedy for Life| 35mins
Director: Laurie Schur | Producer: Laurie Schur
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
When you're busy living, age is just a number. Meet two women who embrace life after 80 with enthusiasm and wonder: Lavada Campbell is a minister and hairdresser, Shirley Windward is a poet and amateur sculptor. Both are inspiring models for aging well, despite the challenges.
Director's Statement: "As a woman in my 60s whose mother died sudddenly and unhappily at age 64, I became interested in finding older women role models for aging well. Out of this journey came The 'Beauty of Aging' documentary film project. Seven women, ages 82 to 102 were interviewed and filmed. Two of the women, Lavada and Shirley, exhibit a particular spirit and hunger for life that led me to make a short about them called 'Greedy for Life.' This 35-minute documentary tells their stories and how their attitudes have helped them through the challenges and triumphs of life into old age." -Laurie Schur, Producer and Director