Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, reportedly the oldest person in the world, turned 127 on Sunday, at her Zapopan home in the Mexican state of Jalisco. This raw footage comes from RU.TV, the Berlin-based Russian-owned TV network.
Here’s their shot log, including translations:
M/S Leandra Becerra In wheelchair pushed by grandson Samuel Alvear in house
M/S Leandra Becerra in wheelchair clapping
C/U Computer screen showing Leandra Becerra´s birth data
M/S Leandra Becerra reading a childrens’ book
M/S Leandra Becerra drinking from a cup
M/S Leandra Becerra sitting on wheel chair next to great great granddaughter
M/S Leandra Becerra sitting on wheel chair next to her great great granddaughter
C/U Picture of Leandra Becerra with a great granddaughter
SOT, Samuel Alvear, Leandra Becerra grandson, (Spanish):”She’s doing fine, she just has one tiny problem, a defective lung , because she cooked at her ranch for most of her life using wood.”
M/S Child being held by Leandra
C/U Picture of Leandra´s brother in law who died at age of 96
SOT, Samuel Alvear, Lendra Becerra´s grandson (Spanish): “But in her periods of lucidity she tells how she met the northern centaur, Pancho Villa, and that she even cooked for him”
M/S Relative talking to Leandra in her ear, asking her if she remembers her father´s name
W/S Exterior of Leandra Becerra’s house
Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, reportedly the oldest person in the world, turned 127 on Sunday, at her Zapopan home in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
Lumbreras says that she was born on August 31, 1887, but she apparently lost her birth certificate over 40 years ago while moving house. During her lifetime, the great-great-grandmother stated that she met Mexican guerrilla hero Pancho Villa.
Her family stated that apart from having a defective lung, the 127-year-old is ‘doing fine’, declaring that she kept her health by eating chocolate and sleeping a lot.
According to Mexican media, Lumbreras has a total of 73 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great-grandchildren.