Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

Maggie Steber was an only child. Madje Steber was a single parent. When Madje grew old and her dementia didn't allow her to live alone anymore, successful photojournalist Maggie took her from Texas to Miami to take care of her. Over the next few years, Maggie turned her professional eye on her own life, documenting Madje's life in an assisted living facility. The images speak to the pain of loss, the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship, and the fragility of life.

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Main credits

Steber, Maggie (filmmaker)
Steber, Maggie (photographer)
Steber, Maggie (videographer)
Steber, Maggie (interviewee)
Finch, Rob (film producer)
Redfearn, Jennifer (film producer)

Other credits

Photography and video, Maggie Steber.

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Distributor subjects

Aging, dementia, women studies, family issues, psychology, sociology, healthcare, grief and recovery, death and dying, depression, photojournalist


Maggie Steber, Brian Storm, Tim McLaughlin, Rob Finch, Jennifer Redfearn, dementia, alzheimers, love, death, disease, Texas, Miami, photojournalist, baby boomer, assisted living,; "Rite of Passage"; MediaStorm