Lessons for the Living
Lessons for the Living reveals a unique subculture of hospice volunteers as they reflect on their experiences with the dying and their new-found philosophies of life and death. Among them, a teenager sits bed-side with a wise man only to bring his corpse to the morgue one day later. A hard-edged corporate lawyer finds his experience with the dying worth more than his riches. A shaman communicates with people's nearly dead souls. A terminally ill but vivacious woman talks about the dying people she's met and then turns to face her own fast approaching death with unexpected humor and grace.
However small or great these moments spent with the dying are, these volunteers' lives have been change forever. As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, this film offers a timely look at what it means to face mortality.
Endorsed by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Select Screenings Official Selection, Branchage International Film Festival, 2011
Official Selection, Copenhagen DOX Film Market, 2011
Official Selection, Global Peace Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection, Hamptons International Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection, Hamptons Take Two Film Festival, 2010
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