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Dead Good: a documentary

May 10 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Join us for a screening of the documentary Dead Good, a sensitive and life-affirming documentary following three groups of people as they participate in the ritual of care after death. They are supported by a group of women who empower people to take back control.

Encouraging family and friends to be involved in the whole or any part of the process; from advice around keeping a body at home until the funeral, to
bathing and dressing the deceased explaining that embalming is not necessary. And from using their own vehicle to transport the coffin to being bearers for their loved one’s final journey.

With extraordinary access, the film follows three groups of people, close up, from after the death through to the ceremony. This relatively unknown work is part of an emerging global movement confronting the way death is approached. It is a gentle look at a human right that has been taken away, but is gradually being reclaimed by ordinary people.

“This is an unbelievably timely and important film. It is beautifully crafted, so comforting as well as moving and gives the wisdom forth so simply and compellingly. Everyone should see this.” – Dame Emma Thompson