Documenting the life stories of elders and persons in hospice care  •  About  •  Adobe Flash Player required

Rising Press Film grew out of work producing Life Videos for hospice patients and work producing the stories of elders in adult daycare.

In my Community Storytelling & Documentary Studies class, dozens of undergraduates have spent three months with an elder or elder couple documenting their stories. Each student's work is published on our
Wisdom of Age Project/hr website.—Terry Lee

"I've Had Three Lives"
(6:00)

John Cheatam, a U.S. Navy veteran with cancer, was under hospice care when he spent a few hours over two days recalling his life stories. He wanted to share his story with anyone who would listen. This is a brief (6 minute) edit of the 90-minute video that his family has..