What can the very old and very young offer each other?

A seattle woman is working on a documentary to tell the story of a preschool that is housed in a retirement home.

Evan Briggs’ project has mostly been a labor of love, expenses coming out of her own pocket while filming for the first two years. On her kickstarter campaign page, she explains

Present Perfect explores the very real experience of aging in America- both growing up, and growing old. It was filmed in a preschool housed completely within a retirement home, powerfully capturing the subtleties and complexities of the young children’s interactions with the elderly residents, while challenging us to consider what we’re doing- and what we’re not- to prepare future generations for what’s to come. What value does a person have to others throughout their life? Are we asking for the right contributions from each other? How do we measure and define a successful life? While this film doesn’t shy away from confronting some difficult realities, it is ultimately a life-affirming story of hope that, we believe, just might lead to serious positive change.

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