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Ashraf is 100. Her husband Mohammed is 110. They’ve been married 80 years. This story of love, life and the passage of time is a funny and moving look at the unexpected secrets of a long life.
In this hyper-accelerated era of interconnectivity — where access is infinite and love is a “right swipe” away — how does the world look if you’ve been around for a century? What kind of wisdom do you have on tap?
Ashraf and Mohammed have been married to each other for 80 years. No, that is not a typo.
Ashraf is 100 and Mohammed is about to turn 110. They were born in Iran and lived there for 70 years before fleeing to Toronto to escape persecution. Mohammed was a general in the Shah’s army; in 1979, he narrowly escaped death at the hands of the new fundamentalist regime with a combination of luck and timing. Canada became Ashran and Mohammed’s new home and their immigrant legacy is rich. They have a fantastic and successful brood to show for it: 8 children, 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren — who have all planted roots in Canada.
Granddaughter Samira shares these living treasures with us and gets to the bottom of the age old questions: how do you stay healthy? How do you stay married? What are the secrets of a long life?
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In 100 and Counting: Secrets to a Long Life, we get a wry and hilarious look at a couple of centenarians who are still full of life, with character and attitude to spare!
Ashraf Mohyeddin passed away in December 2016.
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