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Download the discussion guide for the documentary 49 Up and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

49 Up: Discussion Guide

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49 Up invites audiences to ponder how people change over time. Can the adult already be found in the child of 7? How do people navigate between childhood dreams and adult reality? Which factors most influence life choices? Which experiences and values seem to be universal and which spring from culture and socioeconomic class?

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Film Information

49 Up (120 min.)

Premiere Date: October 9, 2007

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Michael Apted Bio | Interview

Press: Critical Acclaim | Press Release Peabody Media Alert


Michael Apted
Michael Apted

There aren't many pieces of work, especially in film, that have the patience or the longevity or the time to honor the drama of ordinary life; and after all, the drama of what we all have to go through — children, jobs, marriage, the things that touch us — is the big drama of life, far more so than the drama of movies and television.”

— Michael Apted


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Critical Acclaim

The Up series [is] perhaps the most original and innovative enterprise in the history of documentary film.”

— Richard Schickel, Time Magazine

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