Every year in Rio, samba schools compete to win the carnival. We had a drink with the old musicians of Portela, the best samba school in Brazil. Called the "old guard", they are the ones who have the responsibility, over the years, to transmit the values of their school to new generations and to remind them of the origins of samba.
80 years-old Theca spends her evenings in the oldest gay club in South America, teaches Gypsy dance, declaims the poems she writes and keeps changing her wig. We spent a day and a night with her in Rio de Janeiro.
"In the end, what is left, when there is no more speech, no longer the body, nothing?" In Rio de Janeiro, the clowns of the Teatro do Sopro manage to communicate with elderly people suffering from who could no longer express themselves, sometimes for several years. Vulnerable, human and a little silly, the clown creates emotional bonds with the residents of nursing homes, to the point of setting them free.
In the heart of the City of God, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a social entrepreneur has created "A casa de Santa Ana" a day care center for the elderly living in the favela. Little by little, the young people have also appropriated the place. People eat there, make music, and even dance baile funk.
Portraits of elderly around the world
Those who act
Those who act to strenghten the link between generations
Questions of generation
Crossing the views of youngsters and elderly on universal themes
Meeting the elderly all over the world
1 month, 1 country. In each country, a series of episodes to talk about aging in more positive way.