Waking up 90 is a visual study and observation of people ages 90 and above, their environment, and their life experiences. It also sheds light on the dynamic of the advances of communication, technology, and medicine that increases the population to live longer and more fulfilled lives.
The documentary, Waking Up 90 in Third Ward, follows a brief snapshot in the lives of my grandmother, Annie Mae Mack, my great aunt, Birdie Lee Chadwick, and any others that will allow me access with a camera and microphone. My goal is to expose the truths of what life can be like when someone attains this age.
This short snippet may be the first of a series of visual studies but this one is begins with my personal roots. I am honored to capture as much of my family’s history that I can share.