Age is just a Bingo Number

The documentary aims to promote social aspects of the environment for older migrants, by introducing the audience to a community of ageing Italians in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Hence, the characters of the documentary gather in a recreational centre to play Bingo. This place, and the sense of community it conveys, visualize a “sense of home” in later life and raises awareness about issues of ageing in the context of migration.

  • Simona Palladino
  • Simona Palladino
  • Simona Palladino
  • Evripidis Karydis
  • Alastair Cole
    Executive Producer
    Colours of the Alphabet
  • Simona Palladino
  • Evripidis Karidis
  • James Davoll
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  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    4,720 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Italian
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Newcastle University
  • Launch Event for the Italian migrant community
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    United Kingdom
    May 13, 2018
    Tyneside cinema Premiere
    Student AWARD 2017 -Public Engagement
  • The Great Exhibition of the North- Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    United Kingdom
    August 31, 2018
    The Great Exhibition of the North
    Selection for screening
Director Biography - Simona Palladino

Simona is Lecturer at in Social Sciences at Liverpool Hope University.
Her PhD project at Necastle University was about ageing and migration. During her ethnographic fieldwork, she conducted participant observation amongst a community of older Italian migrants in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Simona is interested in video ethnography and has conducted ethnographic documentaries.

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Director Statement

Towards the end of my 4th year of the ethnographic project with older Italian migrants in Newcastle, I felt the need to disseminate research findings to a wider audience. "Age is just a Bingo Number" is a video-documentary that provokes debate about social issues of ageing in the context of migration.