Final Passages presents a monthly Film and Discussion Evening called Let’s Talk About Death.
Come watch the film, and join a lively discussion afterward, led by Jerrigrace Lyons, a leader in the conscious dying and home funeral movement.
Let’s Talk About Death – Film and Discussion series
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm
at the Sebastopol Grange
6000 Hwy 12, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Suggested Donation: $10 at the door
This month’s movie is
A Will for the Woods
This feature documentary has been honored as the recipient of nine international film festival awards and critical acclaim.
What if our last act could be a gift to the planet?
Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer, Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary.
While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s expense.
Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it.
The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemetarian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.
Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration.
The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy.
Documenting one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each other and to timeless natural cycles.
Join us to watch the film followed by a lively and educational discussion.
Pay at the door. Suggested Donation: $10
No one turned away for lack of funds.