• News 06.11.2014

    This Sunday, please plan to attend the premiere of “Landscapes of Longevity” as part of the VA Film Festival. I had the good fortune to work with Harriet and Asa on the literature review behind their research several years ago.  I thought then that this research, which builds upon the concepts of “Blue Zones,” should garner great media attention and wide interest.  We now know that health is about so much more than the absence of disease and involves a complicated intertwined dance of cutural and social connections within a sense of geographic space.

    Harriet and Asa form a dynamic and very talented partnership, and I can guarantee that you will enjoy their film.


    1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9
    U.Va. Culbreth Theater

     Landscapes of Longevity: What qualities of our everyday places help us live long, healthy lives? The Landscapes of Longevity documentary film investigates three locations characterized by high rates of life expectancy – Loma Linda, CA; Sardinia, Italy; and Okinawa, Japan. In 2013, graduate researchers from UVA’s Departments of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning travel the globe collecting dozens of personal narratives from healthy seniors that help reveal the complex relationship between health, place, and aging. However, the untimely death of a parent from heart disease — the #1 cause of death in the USA — pushes the researchers to see the project in new ways.

    Tickets can be purchased at virginiafilmfestival.org/tickets. UVA students receive 1 complimentary ticket and faculty/staff receive a discount on tickets.

    Posted by kkg8n @ 12:23 pm