David Wells (In the End is my Beginning, Part 3)
1983, 36:00 minutes, colour, English
In collaboration with Gillian Robinson.
This tape, part three of a five-part, three hour video study, is a portrait of David Wells, one of the residents of the Valley Vista Senior Citizens Home in Springdale, Newfoundland.
"Mr. Wells is eighty-two, was married once and had twelve children, then his first wife died. He married again, a much younger woman, who, nervous and worn out finally by his inexorable aging put him here in the home. And almost every day at least once, as a kind of futile ritual of determination and salvation, he wheels himself into the front lobby and tries to escape out the front door. He is always turned back, gently, every time." -Norman Cohn
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