Connecting local responses around the world
This is not a long clip: here is the full transcript.
Love, care, comfort and respect.
Once you do that for elderly people,
You live for longer and longer and longer.
From the moment that I heard Cossy say these words on a hot, sunny afternoon outside her house, I knew that she was telling me something very important. Over the years, I have come back to her words time and time again. They have been particularly relevant over the last year.
I was delighted when David and Jessica, the creators of the 'As You Open Your Eyes' film series, captured her words so beautifully.
The Constellation and Visual Development have produced a series of six short films that present different stories of community change. Each episode tells the story of one community with both the beautiful and painful aspects that sit at the heart of community change. https://asyouopenyoureyes.com/
‘Dancing Jajas’ tells how older persons in Entebbe, Uganda are using their talents and experiences to live their lives with dignity. https://asyouopenyoureyes.com/uganda.
You can find this clip on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/XoyXYYI5bxI
You can also find it on the Dancing Jajas film at 31 minutes and 40 seconds