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Age is nothing but a number: Filmmaker¿s remarkable video charts ageing process with 100 different faces

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By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 10:20 EST, 4 September 2012 | UPDATED: 12:12 EST, 4 September 2012

One hundred people of ages ranging from 0-100 appear in a video charting the effects of ageing.

For the thought-provoking project, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen Wolf captured people ranging from mere infants to the most elderly, each speaking to camera to state their age.

The result is a poignant video showing how the ageing process changes us as we continue through the journey of our lives.

From the youngest: Dutch filmmaker Jeroen Wolf captured people ranging from mere infants to the most elderly, each speaking to camera to state their age

From the youngest: Dutch filmmaker Jeroen Wolf captured people ranging from mere infants to the most elderly, each speaking to camera to state their age

Through youth: Mr Wolf found teenagers the easiest to approach

Through youth: Mr Wolf found teenagers the easiest to approach

The film's creator said his job was easiest collecting shots of youths and middle-aged people, but that he had more difficulty accessing the very young and very old, who are more vulnerable and protected.

He admitted that his collection was not completely representative of the population of Amsterdam, where the project was filmed, as representatives of some minorities were more reluctant to appear on camera than others.

Mr Wolf said: '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. 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.

To middle age: The video is a poignant illustration of how age affects us

To middle age: The video is a poignant illustration of how age affects us

To the very oldest: Mr Wolf had to scour elderly-care homes for his oldest 'models'

To the very oldest: Mr Wolf had to scour elderly-care homes for his oldest 'models'

'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.'

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