In 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted began his career as a researcher on an experimental series for Granada TV called "Seven UP," which explored the Jesuit maxim, "Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man." The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse socio-economic backgrounds from all over England, to see if a class system was in place. By asking the children about their lives and their dreams, differences in attitudes and opportunity were observed. For almost almost 50 years, the filmmaker has interviewed the original group every seven years, examining the progression of their lives. Now they are 56. From cab driver Tony, to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the iconoclast Neil, the present age brings more life-changing decisions and surprising developments. From success and disappointment, marriage and childbirth, to poverty and illness, nearly every fact of life is discussed with the group as they assess whether their lives have ultimately been ruled by circumstance or self-determination.
|2 hours 24 minutes|
|In Production / Awaiting Release|