Documentary | 50 min | USA
ABOUT THE FILM
“Ageless Wonders” is set in Buffalo, NY, where elderly individuals from the Black community participate in Vicente Rondon’s negative photography workshop as part of the Senior Program at CAO of WNY. Beyond mastering the art of capturing and printing large-format photographs, participants engage in profound dialogues with Rondon about life, memory, and the past, resulting in evocative portraits. Directed by Mani Mehrvarz, this film bridges generational divides and shines a light on a city in transformation.
Directed and Edited by: Mani Mehrvarz
Produced by: Community Action Organization of Western New York
Co-produced by: Thomas U. Kim
Director of Photography and Assistant Producer: Justin Sanchez
Sponsored by: Beacon Communities LLC (Boston, Pittsburgh, New York City) and Trinity Title & Abstract Corp.
Original Music by: Ethan Hayden (License: CC BY-NC-SA)
Executive Producer: Buffalo Documentary Project
Interviews by: Vicente Rondón, Mani Mehrvarz
Music Performed by: Michael McNeill, Piano; Katie Weissman, Cello; Ethan Hayden, Trombone
Music Engineered by: Chris Jacobs
Credit Music: “Feeling Good” Written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, Courtesy of Lionfish Music Group
Special Thanks to: Hon. Judge Craig D. Hannah, Brandi L. Haynes, Catherine Roberts, Kyra Essue, Dr. Maryam Muliaee, CAO of WNY Senior Support staff, CAO of WNY Adult Services Division, CAO of WNY Executive Leadership Team, Wesley Salter, Delaware Camera, CEPA Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center
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