Up Series (1964-present)
Originally conceived as a one-off project, the Up series is about the pains that afflict us at different stages in life. Inspired by the Jesuit maxim, “Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man,” Seven Up! was intended to demonstrate the causal link of the childrens’ socio-economic backgrounds to their resulting (dreams of) futures.
The series has since transformed into the most popular study of its kind as it tracks down the participants of the original film as they realize their dreams (or as they don’t) and their evolving viewpoints.