Ping Pong (2012)
Directed by Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford, 80 mins
Sunday 22 November 2020 19:00 GMT plus panel discussion
Never too old for gold. Eight players with 703 years between them compete in the World Over-80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Terry (81) having been given a week to live, gets in sight of winning gold. Inge (89) has used table tennis to train her way out of the dementia ward she committed herself to. Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world and Texan Lisa Modlich, a new-comer at 85 years old, is determined to do whatever it takes to win her first gold.
This film is as much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is a meditation on mortality.
The excellent panel discussion after the screening was moderated by Amy Stratton, Global Health Film Events and Volunteer Manager 2015-2018. Amy was joined by Hugh Hartford, co-director Ping Pong, and Andrew Battley. Campaign Director Bounce Alzheimer's Foundation. Here's the replay:
Ping Pong featured at the 2015 Global Health Film Festival
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