What happens when elderly Americans and preschoolers share a building?

The answer can be seen in “Present Perfect,” a forthcoming documentary that was filmed inside the Providence Mount St. Vincent retirement home in Seattle, which also houses a preschool.

The aim of the documentary — which shows preschool children and retirees spending time together by participating in various activities, like reading books — is to highlight what’s truly important in life and find what generations can learn from each other.

“What value does a person have to others throughout their life?” the film’s website asks. “Are we asking for the right contributions from each other? How do we measure and define a successful life? While this film doesn't shy away from confronting some difficult realities, it is ultimately a life-affirming story of hope and the power of human connection at any age.”

You can watch the trailer for the documentary below:

Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret News National. Send him an email at hscribner@deseretdigital.com or follow him on Twitter @herbscribner.