UnLonely Film Festival 5

Golden Age Karate

Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at 10 years old, Jeff Wall is a teenage karate pro. But that’s not even his greatest achievement. Jeff wanted to pass along his passion for the dojo to a community he felt needed it most — senior citizens.

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Talking with others about a shared arts experience can enrich our perspectives. Watch this video to explore the film’s meaning and major themes a bit more.

Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

“We believe in the spirit of being helpful. And we believe that it’s difficult to help someone else in a meaningful way. You have to be tuned in to who they are and what their needs are. We wanted to highlight what true helpfulness looks like.”

Sindha Agha is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who has quickly made a name for herself by creating viral digital pieces with distinct & vibrant visuals. Sindha kicked off her career by writing & directing “Birth Control Your Own Adventure,” a tragicomic short acquired by The New York Times. “Birth Control” quickly reached 12.5 million organic Facebook views and was nominated for a 2019 News & Documentary Emmy. The film was also accepted into Tribeca and Palm Springs Film Festivals as a part of their official selection.

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Join the Conversation

Jeff learned through his dojo that the most important value is to respect your elders; how do you respect the elders in your life? Beyond the older adult community, serving others can also be a great way to connect with your community. What are some ways you can connect with and serve those in need?

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  1. Deatria Johnson

    Watching Jeffrey with the seniors brought me to tears. It reminded me of how it was when I was growing up- UTMOST RESPECT FOR SENIORS! It show me that there is still great people in the younger generation that will uplift society and our communities. Fantastic to see!!!

  2. Monica Guilhot-Chartrand

    Beautifully done!
    The world is a better place thanks to people like him.

  3. Anonymous

    I commend Jeffrey’s care and concern for the elder population as well his parents who are outstanding role models for him. I enjoyed the filmmakers approach of using text to emphasize the story. I concur with Deatria – it is uplifting to see young people getting involved in their community.


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