Kids, Nursing Home Residents Solve Puzzles, Bond in 'The Growing Season' (Exclusive Video)
The film, which has its world premiere at the Doc NYC festival on Nov. 16, focuses on a nursing home that also houses a preschool program.
Preschool kids and nursing home residents share smiles and laughs as they work on jigsaw puzzles and spend quality time together in the above exclusive clip from the documentary The Growing Season.
The film, directed by Evan Briggs, has its world premiere at the Doc NYC festival on Nov. 16 after raising more than $100,000 on Kickstarter. The movie takes a look at Seattle's Providence Mount St. Vincent, a nursing home that also houses the Intergenerational Learning Center, a preschool program.
Over the course of a school year, the Mount St. Vincent residents interact with the preschool kids, enriching the lives of both groups.
In the clip above, kids are shown working on various puzzles as the nursing home residents help out. At one point, two kids and one of the residents start laughing after she points out that a missing piece is behind one kid's "butt."
Later, another kid and resident are working on a puzzle, which they're almost able to complete except for one piece they can't find.
The Growing Season was produced by Briggs, Stephanie Wang-Breal and Carrie Weprin.