Growing Up and Growing Old in America: a Preschool Housed within a Retirement Home


Set in a preschool housed within a retirement home, Present Perfect explores the experience of growing up and growing old in America.

Present Perfect explores the very real experience of aging in America- both growing up, and growing old. It was filmed in a preschool housed completely within a retirement home, powerfully capturing the subtleties and complexities of the young children’s interactions with the elderly residents, while challenging us to consider what we’re doing- and what weโ€™re not- to prepare future generations for whatโ€™s to come. What value does a person have to others throughout their life? Are we asking for the right contributions from each other? How do we measure and define a successful life? While this film doesn’t shy away from confronting some difficult realities, it is ultimately a life-affirming story of hope that, we believe, just might lead to serious positive change.

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