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Water From Another Time

Film by Dillon Bustin, Richard Kane
Produced by Richard Kane
Cinematographer: Reuben Aaronson
Sound: Richard Kane
Editing: Richard Kane
Copyright: 1982, Richard Kane
28 minutes, Color
Original format: Film: 16mm, 1982
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Water from Another Time is a 1982 documentary capturing the flavor of a life-style many of us have either forgotten or never known at all. The filmmakers visit three elderly residents of Orange County, Indiana, talk with them, enjoy their artistic creations, and learn something about the dignity and meaning of aging.

Lotus Dickey, 70, who raised eight children by himself, sits under a catalpa tree by his parents' farmhouse, playing his violin and singing songs he wrote. Elmer Boyd, 80, a shy bachelor, shows an ingenious water carrying system he built for his aging parents in 1943. Artist and poet Lois Doane, 87, shows her albums and sketchbook, and reads some of her work.

The film is available on high quality DVD or download from Documentary Educational Resources.

A very warm, appealing film that draws meaning from both the old and young generations depicted. Fine personalized narration. An intelligent, superior film. Shows a reverence for aging. A dignified tribute.
--- EFLA Evaluations