Home for Life

Home for Life

Home for Life, the founding documentary of Kartemquin Films released in 1967, depicts the experiences of two elderly people in their first month at a home for the aged. One is a woman whose struggle to remain useful in her son and daughter-in-law's home is no longer appreciated. The other is a widower, without a family, who suddenly realizes he can no longer take care of himself. The film offers an unblinking look at the feelings of the two new residents in their encounters with other residents, medical staff, social workers, psychiatrists and family.


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    director Gordon Quinn
    events health care old age
    genre social
    producer Gerald Temaner Gordon Quinn
    publisher Kartemquin Films
    theme documentary