Who Wants to Live Forever, the Wisdom of Aging is a one hour documentary film about the myths, facts and contradictions in the never-ending battle for both longevity and healthy aging, produced by Zan Media. The filmmakers behind this movie offer no conclusions but suggest each viewer examine the information and decide for themselves whether living longer is a good thing or a bad thing. Is real progress being made in the field of healthy aging? Are folks being taken advantage of in the quest to remain young – and how? Who are the charlatans? Is aging actually a disease or a natural, degenerative process? How much longer would you actually live if the diseases associated with aging are cured? What is the real role of diet and exercise in aging? What is the difference between lifespan and healthspan?
This film also examines the economic, political, social and philosophical implications of living longer than any generation in history.
Who Wants to Live Forever, the Wisdom of Aging? is a compelling documentary for anyone in the world who aged today.
Repeat Airing on Sunday April 23, at 4PM PDT on KQED World: