‘Dying.films’ is an engaging visual experience, displaying the moving works of Canadian filmmakers on the topic of end-of-life. Eight short films tackle difficult and often undiscussed themes, such as the relationships of estranged family members at end of life, what a “good death” is, day-to-day anxiety and the integral grief that we all have. This curation of filmworks provide viewers access to stories we can all relate to, prompting reflection and conversation about familial, cultural, religious and self views surrounding death and grief. By holistically engaging with life, including death, ‘Dying.films’ becomes a catalyst for getting comfortable with the uncomfortable and encourages us to start talking about what truly matters.
‘Dying.films’ is part of the ‘Dying.’ series, which was founded by Maria Cheung, CEO at Taboo Health, participatory designer and researcher, Karen Oikonen, and Dr. Kate Sellen, Director of the Health Design Studio at OCAD U. Over the past three years, the Dying. series has attracted over 5000 attendees, 26 speakers, including 4 opening and keynote speakers in the disciplines of design and healthcare and 29 exhibiting artists and designers.
Viewing the films
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Alternatively, view the films online via Vimeo from January 20-31, 2023.