Showtime: Dec 11th, 1:45 PM at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe

Death is universal, and grief is a natural consequence of love. Cultures throughout history and the world
practice rituals around death and they mourn in community. Why, then is grieving so difficult for our
21st century society? What have we forgotten? What do we need to remember?

“Voices of Grief, Honoring the Sacred Journey” explores the impact of our modern western culture on
the expression and experience of grief: our disconnection to our emotions and our community and the
impact of unresolved sorrow on our bodies. It is solution-oriented, encompassing ways to overcome our
culturally-imposed restrictions of the grief process. It explores the ancient wisdom of attending to the
heart and soul of grief.

The 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 provides both an
educational tool for those in bereavement and encourages a more compassionate way for us to return
to community and bring this vital part of our life back to the personal rather than the virtual. We show
that the goal is not to get over grief; we reconcile and integrate the experience, enabling the possibility
of transforming grief into something greater as we carry on the legacy of our beloved.

Director:Deb Collins
Writer:Lise Bennett Naugle
Year Released:2016
Country:USA
Length:00:40:00
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