A Vignette of Growing Old
Nov 17, 2015
Junk Mail is a short, emotional documentary that uses beautiful camerawork to tell the story of 98-year-old Mary. Mary lives by herself in Pennsylvania, travels on her own to a senior center each day, and spends her free time in an unexpected way—shredding junk mail. "Don't laugh," she says. "I have to do something." While Mary's story of growing old is moving, it may not be so uncommon among the elderly.
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Author: Jaclyn Skurie
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