NPS Film Series 2018, Film #1 – Consider the Conversation
A Documentary on a Taboo Subject
A grassroots project to improve end of life care, this film sheds light on the 21st century American struggle with communication and preparation at the end-of-life. Throughout the film, there are intimate accounts of the emotional, spiritual, physical and social burdens associated with the historical shift that has occurred with dying. Forty years ago, most people experienced a quick death, but today we are more likely to suffer a slow, incremental dying process.
Consider the Conversation examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes information and experiences gathered from interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers, and national experts on death and dying. The film includes in-depth interviews with 40+ individuals from California, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Wisconsin. 62 “person on the street” interviews were also conducted in New York City in April of 2010.
Motivated by their personal experiences with loss, Mike Bernhagen, Director of Community Engagement & Care Partner Relations at Rainbow Hospice Care of Jefferson, WI, and Terry Kaldhusdal, an Oconomowoc, WI teacher and filmmaker, decided to join forces in early 2009 to begin a creative journey that has resulted in a film entitled Consider the Conversation. Wonderful clips and resources are provided on the website.
Optional tour of the Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) by Director Shedd Farley following the film presentation and discussion with Death Awareness Educator Karen Reppen. The tour is contingent upon weather but for those who attend who would like a tour, we can schedule you in for a future NPS private tour date with Director Shedd Farley.
Cost: $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Popcorn will be served.
Please reserve a spot by e-mailing email@example.com or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.
There are stairs at the Center to the meeting space. Also, to let people know who are allergic to cats, there is a cat on the premises.