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Old Warrior (1994)

The second film by Joshua Seftel traces the forgotten history of the Senior Citizens Power Movement and its fiery founder, Frank J. Manning (1902-1986). In 1967, Frank Manning, a 66-... See full summary »

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The second film by Joshua Seftel traces the forgotten history of the Senior Citizens Power Movement and its fiery founder, Frank J. Manning (1902-1986). In 1967, Frank Manning, a 66-year-old retired union organizer, began stirring up the previously silent masses of New England's elderly. Within three years, he had traveled the entire state of Massachusetts, attempting to create a social movement to demand elderly rights. For the next fifteen years, Frank Manning's activism set the pace for the United States. Almost single-handedly, Manning transformed his home state of Massachusetts into a beacon for the nation, boasting the country's largest budget and most progressive programs and services for the elderly. Old Warrior is a half-hour film documenting this important, yet forgotten chapter in history. The film begins in Boston in the mid-sixties and travels through two decades in New England. There are appearances by Senator Edward Kennedy, Governor Francis Sargent, City Councilor ... Written by Anonymous

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3 October 1994 (USA)  »

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Old Warrior: Frank Manning and the Senior Power Movement  »

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