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Set thy TiVos: 49 Up, the latest in

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 09, 2007

Set thy TiVos: 49 Up, the latest in a series of documentary films in which the same group of people are interviewed every seven years, is on PBS tonight.

It’s a cruel trick to confront people with the cold reality of the past. Despite that, some enjoy being in the film and claim it as a thing to treasure; others take part under sufferance, persuaded that the films are unique and we should finish what we started. I thank them all for their generosity and courage in making these films possible.

Watch the trailer. (thx, mark)

The trailer for 49 Up, the latest in

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 21, 2006

The trailer for 49 Up, the latest in a series of documentary films in which the same group of people (from varying socio-economic backgrounds) are interviewed every seven years. The first movie, Seven Up!, was released in 1964 when the participants were seven years old. “The premise of the film was taken from the Jesuit motto ‘Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.’”