Wisdom: The Greatest Gift One Generation Can Give to Another
Each one of us can be an oasis of peace.—Desmond Tutu
Inspired by the idea that wisdom is the greatest gift one generation can give to another, award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman interviewed, photographed and filmed 50 of the world’s great writers, actors, artists, designers, politicians, musicians and religious and business leaders of our time. He posed seven questions to each of his subjects—all over 65 years of age—and their candid responses offer uniquely inspirational and often surprising insights.
Thoughts from Nelson Mandela, Frank Gehry, Judi Dench, The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Clint Eastwood, Ted Kennedy, Robert Redford, Vaclav Havel, Terence Conran, Buzz Aldrin, Lou Reed, Willie Nelson, Madeline Albright, Jane Goodall, Burt Bacharach, Andrew Wyeth, Vanessa Redgrave, Nadine Gordimer and many more reveal lifetimes of adversity and triumph, and present intimate insights into very public lives.
Beautifully photographed and accompanied by a documentary DVD, Wisdom is above all a timeless gift and a deeply revealing portrait of the common experiences that unite generations.
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Review: Wisdom: 50 Unique and Original PortraitsUser Review - Christopherseelie - Goodreads
Some of the writing in this is truly great. Some is okay. Inevitably, when trying to gather wisdom, some of the material will contradict other material. The photographs are lovely. Read full review
Review: Wisdom: 50 Unique and Original PortraitsUser Review - Kim Bitner-drottz - Goodreads
The portraits are spectacular, and they clearly show each person's authentic self. The interviews add beautiful support to the portraits - rather than it being the other way around. Read full review