Community Storytelling with a Focus on Elders  •  About

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 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"

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..