Learn about a feature film that traces the story of a family’s conflict and ultimate resolution as their father reaches the end of life.
My guest Mike Kravinsky is the writer and director of this feature film that was inspired by his own father’s end-of-life journey. He discusses why and how he created the film and the impact it is having on viewers across the country. You can view this award-winning film, Nothing To Do, on Amazon Prime, iTunes and the Dish Network and it is also available for borrowing from local libraries.
This episode includes:
- The growing interest in feature films that focus on death and grief
- How nothing prepares a person for caring for a loved one at the end of life
- How this film accurately portrays family tension and conflict when dealing with end-of-life decisions
- The importance of having conversations about these decisions earlier during the end-of-life process
- How Mike turned real life experiences into a fictional movie
- What some end-of-life films get wrong about the dying process, which consists of a great deal of waiting and uncertainty
- How the film portrays the beauty of dying at home with hospice care
- How being present for the death of a loved one helps us with our own fears of death
- Why Nothing to Do would be a great choice for an end-of-life film night
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Podcast #52: How to Start an End-of-Life Film Series
- Blog Post: Tips for Starting an End-of-Life Film Series in Your Community
- Download list of EOL films here: EOL Films
- Art of Dying Author Series with Karen Wyatt MD – September 6, 2019 – Open Center, NYC
- Workshop: Earth Lessons for the Soul – September 7, 2019 – Open Center, NYC
- Join the team at Patreon.com/eolu and get access to the EOLU mug: “Mind if we talk about death?” (only Patrons can purchase it)
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