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MIPCOM Picks: Elders

In many cultures, age and wisdom are admirable things. While Western society lives and dies with the latest pop princess outburst, others value content over cuteness and thoughtfulness over celebrity. Elders is a series which seeks out six of the 'elders of our tribe' - matriarchs and patriarchs all over the age of 65.
October 6, 2008


In many cultures, age and wisdom are admirable things. While Western society lives and dies with the latest pop princess outburst, others value content over cuteness and thoughtfulness over celebrity.
Elders is a series which seeks out six of the ‘elders of our tribe’ – matriarchs and patriarchs all over the age of 65. Hosted by Andrew Denton (of Enough Rope fame), the series tracks down great minds (such as Sir David Attenborough, Isabel Allende and doyenne of the White House Press Corps, Helen Thomas) to examine their histories, and their take on the world around them.
Though viewers all claim to hate the celebrity culture they love, this series is a welcome breath of fresh air; a sensible island in a sea of stupidity. Entertaining and insightful, it’s almost enough to give one hope for the future of our culture. Partners: Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Zapruder’s Other Films (Chippendale), distributed through ABC Commercial
Wrapped: June 2008, aired on ABC1 in June
Length: 6 x 33- to 51-minutes
Rights available: All, worldwide

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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