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100 people answer the question, “How old are you?” in Dutch

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Watch 100 people answer the question, “How old are you?” in Dutch. Their answers are arranged from ages 0 to 100 by filmmaker Jeroen Wolf, who writes:

In October 2011, I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to ‘collect’ a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100.

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Jerone Wolf 100
Jerone Wolf 100

At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don’t get out of the house much. I found my very old ‘models’ in care homes and it was a privilege to document these -often vulnerable- people for this project.

I had particular problems finding a 99 year-old. (Apparently 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99 year-old is a rare species…) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first ‘age’, I was able to capture the ‘missing link’ and conclude this project. Enjoy.

(By the way: together these people have lived 5050 years…)

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