Two Raging Grannies

A touching and relevant documentary

You’re never too old to make a difference. In this touching and relevant documentary by Norway’s Håvard Bustnes, Shirley and Hinda—92 and 85—are a couple of badass grandmas in Seattle who become concerned about the American economy. Must prosperity, they ask, be tied to economic growth? Must we continue to shop and consume just to stay afloat? Or is there a more sustainable alternative?

These aging activists travel across the U.S., questioning college kids, the homeless, Wall Street tycoons, and growth economists, while generally being delightfully yet meaningfully annoying. You go, girls! Japanese title: Shirley and Hinda: Wōru Gai wo Dekin ni Natta Futari. (78 min)