LukasSchmidt, Barbara Wackernagel-Jakobs
Land: Deutschland 2015
Länge: 60 Min.
Darsteller: Andreas Kruse, Axel Börsch-Supan, James Vaupel, Ursula Lehr, Ursula Staudinger, Linda Fried, Laura Carstensen, Marc Freedman, Margret Heckel, Rudolf Kast
Altersempfehlung: ab 14 Jahren
The rising live expectancy is in its present form historically unprecedented, and the question arises whether it has to be seen as a positive challenge or a threatening scenario. Internationally renowned gerontologists and experts take a stand and refer to the potentials of the new old age: On average, aged people today are healthier, better educated, and more vital than earlier generations. Based on examples from Germany and the USA, the movie illustrates the manifold ways how aged people keep on engaging themselves both socially and economically. Similar to the “Sputnik Shock” of 1957 which resulted in a wakening call for the US space research, the director and former German state minister for social affairs argues for a pioneering spirit which facilitates using these “gained years” for increased productivity and engagement in old age.
Diskutant/in: Archana Sharma, Founder and Managing Director Samvedna Senior Care