Sage Age
Lives Well Lived
Review by Ross Anthony

We are, each of us, on our own unknown journey. Of course, we do our best to live well, but the younger we are, the less clear and more formidable the path ahead. As we age, the bulk of the path falls into our past – and hopefully we learn a few things. How wonderful to allow a collection of elders to shower us with their wisdom, their experience, their matured warmth, and collective experience. Perhaps we can learn a few things through them.

Lovingly filmed and edited, Bergman has definitely assembled a group of interesting individuals. In fact, if there's a fault in here, it's that ordinary folks are not proportionately represented. That said, prepare to be inspired by these strong individuals as they show us that traumatic past events don't have to leave us in ruins.

The documentary is always engaging and bookended with the story of the filmmaker's 103 year-old grandmother – who was also the inspiration for it. After a certain age, people become less interested in impressing or bluffing others, and so what hits the screen feels quite authentic.

Improvements? I would have liked some of the questions to have come from grandkids. Still, a very enjoyable way to spend an evening of your life.

-- Books by Author/Illustrator Ross Anthony --


  • Lives Well Lived. Copyright © 2018.
  • Film by Sky Bergman.

Grade..........................A- (3/4)


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