A STORY ABOUT AGEING HAPPY, HEALTHY & FREE OF DISEASE
The Longevity Film investigates the complex topic of ageing by documenting the longest lived, healthiest & happiest cultures from around the world.
Filmmaker Kale Brock (The Gut Movie, 2018) visits specific communities with significantly improved average life expectancies, remarkably low rates of disease and an extremely high quality of life well into the later years. Traveling to Okinawa (Japan), Loma Linda (California) and Ikaria (Greece) for a deep dive into longevity culture and what it really takes to get well and stay well, Brock delivers this transformational documentary with light hearted wit and a warm sense of relatability.
Featured expert commentary by Dr. Mark Hyman, Nick Buettner, Dr. Ross Walker, Dr. Craig Wilcox, Paul Chek, Daniel Vitalis, Dr. Damian Kristof & more.
“The longevity cultures live, on average, 8-10 years longer than us, and these are good quality years, often spent surrounded by friends and family with a big smile on their face. We don’t have that in the West. We waste away, dying earlier and unhappier than we need to. The truth is, we’re not living in a way that’s conducive to longevity. Whilst making this film even I realised that I needed to totally rethink my lifestyle if I wanted to stay well – that’s a huge challenge to overcome. “
Kale Brock is an award nominated writer, filmmaker and speaker. With a background in TV journalism, Kale has a passion for creative story telling with a special interest in health & wellbeing.
His long awaited documentary, The Gut Movie, investigates the human microbiome in a scientific, quirky & fun journey in which he travels to Namibia to live with The San tribe.
In his second documentary, The Longevity Film, Kale travels to the world’s ‘blue zones’, longevity cultures, to investigate the dietary & lifestyle factors which cause such unprecedented health statistics in these areas.
Kale’s books, The Gut Healing Protocol, The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition, Mandy Microbe’s Big Gut Adventure & The Longevity Book (coming late 2019) have generated international acclaim.
In 2016 for the article Gut Bacteria May Be The Key To Weight Loss Kale received the Bioceuticals Media Award (Runner up). He has worked as a TV presenter, producer, filmmaker, writer, high performance surf coach & is an inspiring and entertaining speaker.
”I was born in 1948 and had a pretty active childhood, living near the beach in Beaumaris. We played a lot of sport and enjoyed the activities at our local life saving club. I also did modern ballet, which gave me a good background for what was to come later.
After working as a primary school Physical Education teacher, I met my future husband and we decided to settle down in Ocean Grove. When my second child was only six weeks old in 1980, I was asked to fill in a class at the local gym in the Main Street in Ocean Grove. My body was so sore afterwards I knew I needed to get some training to learn how to present the best classes I could without me or my clients pulling up sore.
Luckily there was a course being held in Geelong, which I enthusiastically joined and found easy with my PE knowledge of the body, bones, muscles and joints and how it worked. What I needed was the finer points of presenting a safe effective exercise class to music which would be fun and functional.
I became interested in working with older adults when I had the opportunity to take over a few classes from people who could no longer take them. They had no formal training and I realised I needed to learn more if I was to work with this specific population.
There was a course run in Melbourne run specifically for this and I attended every Friday and some weekends for a year. We had gerontologists, physiotherapists, optometrists, and other specialists lecturing us in the progress of the ageing body, we learnt special exercises and what were contraindicative exercises for the ageing body.
Of course a major part was putting exercises together to appropriate music that older people would relate to, in a functional and effective way. Our logo was “Move it or Lose It”, one I still adhere to to this day.
So now I have been running classes on the Bellarine for over 40 years.some of my clients have been with me for close to that time. Some are now into their late 80,s and are still attending regularly.
The social benefits as well as the physical benefits has been a major factor in my classes being successful. As well as teaching classes I play golf twice a week, walk our dog each day and try to fit in a yoga class when I can. My husband and I enjoy standup paddle boarding, swimming and snow skiing in the winter. We enjoy active travel to many places and are looking forward to a trip to Patagonia and Antarctica in December.
I believe having an active lifestyle and positive attitude is the secret to longevity.”
About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at The Potato Shed in Drysdale for a nourishing meal and wholefood snacks available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors.
6pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
7pm film commences
8pm Q&A panel
8.30pm event concludes