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Voices of Grief Award-Winning Documentary Film
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Grief is universal, affecting everyone in our communities as we each face the challenges of life transitions in a culture that wants to look the other way.
For those who have ever struggled in knowing what to say or do in the presence of profound loss—your own or someone else’s, the film, “Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey” offers a hope-filled new perspective of how to successfully navigate grief, a common reality of the shared human experience.
This award-winning documentary film interweaves individuals’ personal stories of loss and healing together with the insight of nationally renowned experts in the fields of grief and mourning.
The film demonstrates that, while every journey through grief is unique, learning the most supportive things we can do and say is enormously helpful to the person grieving as well as the one who offers companioning.
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Praise for the Voices of Grief film.
SARA HONN QUALLS, PH.D.
KRAEMER FAMILY PROFESSOR OF AGING STUDIES AND PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY DIRECTOR, UCCS AGING AND GERONTOLOGY CENTER
Somehow you manage to wrest the beauty from terrifying losses, and make it the last say.
This film brings grief out of the darkness and into the light of hope and healing.
The most groundbreaking guide through grief since Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote about death and dying.
"It is the grief that I never really processed. I have been grieving my whole life."
– feedback from a grief group participant
Voices of Grief jumps right into the heart of the matter. The heart of the matter is listening to, sitting with, and making sacred the stories people have to tell about their loved ones and their losses. What we have to offer from our heart is not only story, but it is medicine as well. That is the deep mystery of the emotion of our grief. When we allow that which is within us to come out, we are on the path of mending. We won’t get over loss – nor should we. We mend amid the loss and learn how our lives will now be different. This mystery is at the core of this film.
The collection of sages supporting and affirming the content of the personal stories of loss in the movie, make the film deeply grounding. These wisdom-keepers punctuate the film, making it a safe space to dig into sharing some of the difficulties of grief. Difficulties like the way people may recoil from us when we grieve, or have expectations that we should be over our loss. And, these difficulties are exactly what are shared here in this film; shared in a way that helps normalize them and set them into the context of our interior growth and development. These are needful things.
Marianne Williamson, David Kessler, Paula D’Arcy, Alan Wolfelt, PHD, Thomas Lynch, Rabbi Harold Kushner have all been names in the end-of-life community for decades. Their dedication to the continuity of the work and wrestling with the difficult issues gives the film a broad base.
If you have ever lost anyone in your life that you love, you need to find a way to see this film. Our hospice team is excited to find countless new ways to invite people into our space and share the wonder that is this film. A film that is really a community of mourners. A sacred space to begin our grief.