The non-profit center Natural Transitions celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with the start of a new tradition: an end-of-life film festival. The event, to be held in Boulder, Colorado, is yet another example of Natural Transition’s wonderful position as a dynamic community resource for everything end-of-life.
“Natural Transitions has been a respected resource for education about conscious, holistic and green approaches to end of life,” says the organization’s website, “To celebrate, we’re launching a new annual event that invites public conversation about death through the beauty and power of film—an artful and accessible means of communicating about sometimes difficult issues.”
“…we’re launching a new annual event that invites public conversation about death through the beauty and power of film—an artful and accessible means of communicating about sometimes difficult issues”
The festival will take place this Fall, from October 12-13 and promises a selection that is both moving and informative. Films like A Will for the Woods and The Coffinmaker explore some of the practicalities of end-of-life, such as where we’re buried and (in the case of Coffinmaker) what we’re buried in.
The film This Dewdrop World promises “a lyrical essay documentary” that will combine “two unfolding stories, illuminating the poetic resonance between the fleeting, dewdrop nature of a single life and a parallel story of planetary loss”; the film Dying Wish follows one man’s controversial end-of-life decision to stop eating and drinking in anticipation of his own death, “in order not to prolong his dying process, to ease his suffering and to die with grace.”
Natural Transitions will present a total of six films to the public. To find out more about the festival, visit their site here.
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