100 And Still Going Strong

A film by Tristan Chytroschek

How science wants to make ageing history

To be forever young – this ancient dream finally seems to come true. Geneticists, biologists and physicians are working on new therapies that could double or triple our lifespan. Across Europe and America, pharmaceutical companies are spending millions of dollars developing drugs that combat the effects of ageing. We talk to scientists at the cutting edge of senescence research, but also to demographers who paint a gloomy picture of an ageing society. And four one hundred year-old centenarians tell us what it feels like to be really, really, really old.


NDR – 2008 – 45 min.

Camera: Christian Eichenauer
Sound: Norman Born