Can’t Stop the Sun from Shining
A documentary about nonagenarian and centenarian women living in New York who unravel their courage, strength and zest for life in unique and inspiring ways. An homage to ageing without regrets.
To show extraordinary elderly women, engaged in their activities – past, present and future, and to honour all these individuals whose sense of purpose, unrelenting creativity and life-challenged in myriad of ways – have not precluded them to move on with zest and optimism. Their unending curiosity and exciting lives will hopefully inspire younger generations and incite them to delete from their lives the words “dread, denial, discomfort and fear” as they also may approach the very old biological age.
Through interviews, clips and archival footage, this film explores the lives of four strikingly strong, focused and determined centenarian women (94 to 105 years old) revealing to us how in spite of all their struggles and adversities they have arrived to the winter of their lives with dignity and grace.