Film

DOCUMENTARY FILM: 

LANDSCAPES OF LONGEVITY (2014)

Landscapes of Longevity  is a feature-length documentary film co-directed with UVA classmate and research partner Harriett Jameson in 2013 – 2015.   The film premiered at the 2014 Virginia Film Festival and won the American Society of Landscape Architecture’s highest student Award of Excellence in 2015.

With 70 million Americans retiring over the next decade, it is essential for urban designers, public health officials, and city leaders to explore how we can more effectively design our communities to engender healthy living and aging.   Landscapes of Longevity investigates three landscapes of extraordinarily high life-expectancy – Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Loma Linda, California – through the communities and narratives of their healthy seniors.  We interviewed over 60 seniors and documented their daily, spatial routines within these cultural landscapes where they live happy, healthy, and independently.

Photo gallery: LANDSCAPES OF LONGEVITY

Along with the VA-ASLA Award for Communications in 2015, the film was also recognized with the 2014 ASLA Student Research Honor Award.   I envisioned the film and coordinated all the interviews overseas; I shot all the actual footage in HD and edited the entire film in Adobe Premiere Pro.

“3 Minute Trailer” on Vimeo:

Selected Media & News: 

“Living off the Land” – Landscape Architecture Magazine online  (3.28.17)

WTJU Radio Interview: Asa Eslocker on Landscapes of Longevity and Thriving Cities Project” on WTJU 91.1FM  (9.15.15)

Radio Interview:  “Landscapes of Longevity” on With Good Reason  (2.21.15) 

More information can be found at our film’s website www.longevitylandscapes.org.