Life begins at 100
“Don’t come to me and say that things were better before, because they weren’t. I have a few years left, I’m going to live it up!” - Dagny Carlsson
She has been presented as ”The world’s oldest blogger” and ”Sweden’s most up-to-date pensioner”. Meet Dagny Carlsson, 103 years old! Dagny has had quite a few ups and downs. Although she dreamed of a higher education as a child her duties towards her younger siblings made it impossible. She was locked into closets by the people that meant the most to her – first her strict mother and then her first husband, an extremely jealous alcoholic.
Having lived more than a century Dagny has lost track of the number of funerals she has attended. When it seemed like her life was almost over she bought a computer, taught herself how to use it, and started a blog. Soon she had over half a million readers. Dagny is invited to celebrity parties and premieres making new acquaintances and she gets the opportunity to attend political panels.
Life Begins at 100 was a tremendous success when aired in Sweden, with close to a million people tuning in. Many viewers where deeply touched and inspired by Dagny’s life story, optimism and zest for life.The film was celebrated in social media and it became one of the most shared TV programme in years.
The documentary won the AVAST Foundation Audience Award at One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague (2017) and has screened at numerous festivals.
Original title: Livet börjar vid 100
Genre: Documentary, Feel-good
Duration: 58 minutes
Year of Production: 2015
Director & Producer: Åsa Blanck
Executive producer: Charlotte Hellström
Produced by: SVT
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