Retirement on Trial

Retirement on Trial is a compelling documentary about a senior lawyer who sets out on a quest to navigate the uncharted waters of retirement. With a burning desire to prepare himself and his colleagues for the psychological and emotional shift that awaits, he offers seminars to explore the challenge of this transition. He is met with reluctance from his colleagues, leaving him discouraged. From his frustration, he undertakes a new path, giving birth to this captivating film. 

Through intimate reflections from 14 legal professionals from Canada, Guyana, and Israel, a neurosurgeon and social philosopher, the film challenges the often “feared and maligned” transition of retirement and its relationship to the process of aging. The film offers soulful reflections on how “retiring” can be a process rather than a final destination.