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Every seven years since 1964, Michael Apted has visited Up series participants to check in and find out how they're doing. We asked seven artists to create a visual representation of those years.

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2006 49 Up

Brent Rollins

2006 by Brent Rollins

George W. Bush, president of the United States, Tony Blair, prime minister of England and Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq, dominated the news in 2006.

The war in Iraq, supported by the U.S. and by Britain, continued on, and Hussein, who had been captured and deposed in 2003, was executed in December 2006.

In sports, French captain and soccer icon Zinedine Zidane head-butted Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the final minutes of the World Cup championship match, while top athletes such as cyclist Floyd Landis and baseball player Barry Bonds were questioned for using performance-enhancing drugs.

The Queen, an English film dramatizing the real-life events that transpired after the death of Princess Diana in 1997, wins accolades in Britain and in the U.S., and the American television show CSI: Miami was the most-watched show in the U.K.

Artist: Brent Rollins is a graphic designer and an artist. He is originally from Los Angeles, and now lives and works in Brooklyn. He has designed covers for Black Star, Tokion magazine and more, and designed the logo for the film Boyz in the Hood. He has also exhibited his murals and collages in galleries around the country. More of his work can be seen at www.brentrollins.com.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Tristan Elijah Sauvageau

    disgusting that ‘Bridegroom’ wasnt included

  • Tom Roston

    Half are, half aren’t. And if you include IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY? and SALINGER, then most of the snubs don’t apply to your analysis.