The Aquadettes

10 minutes

Sage advice from Leisure World, California’s geriatric synchronised swimmers

Ageing gracefully in a community for retirees in Orange County, The Aquadettes fight the body’s decline with buoyancy aids, sharp-eyed humour, and an occasional hit of marijuana. This colourful documentary looks at what it means to be old, and why we should all rail against the dying of the light.

Director: Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari

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