07 February 2007

Spirit and Body Willing - Airs Feb. 14


We celebrate Valentine's Day with an award-winning documentary from Todd Melby and Diane Richard. Here's a description of Spirit and Body Willing: "The sexuality of older Americans is an unspoken subject. After all, who can imagine their parents having sex, much less their grandparents? But for many people age 70 and above, sexuality often remains an important part of life and their identity. And they may face obstacles to fulfilling their needs for physical and emotional intimacy, among them, skewed demographics, lack of sexual information, health and medical issues, children's attitudes and the reactions of nursing aides and peers." Helen Woodward of Atlantic Public Media calls the documentary respectful and engaging. Shawn Marquis describes the piece as great stuff.

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