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Directed by Azza Cohen

A short documentary that takes a dip into a grandmother’s journey as she checks ‘learning to swim’ off her bucket list at 82 years young. Cinematic portrayals of aging too often lament the process, focusing on our immutable pasts at the expense of the possibilities ahead. And the media is notorious for devaluing older women. But what if we considered getting older through a lens of agency, exploration, satisfaction, strength, and exhilaration? What if 82 was just right for Bubbe to strip off her clothes and inhibitions (and our expectations), wrestle on a wetsuit, and dive headfirst into something new?

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