2.30 pm Saturday 11 May, 2019.
Legacy Village Common Room Bungendore Rd Queanbeyan
Please park on Bungendore Rd and not in the grounds.
At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.
More info here
Saturday 11 May, 2019. 6.30 - 8.30pm
National Theatre, Braidwood
TENDER - A DOCUMENTARY
For anyone interested in the prospect of bringing Tender Funerals to Canberra and region, this is a great introduction.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the industrial seaside town of Port Kembla, a feisty and resilient community group have determined to take back the responsibility that most of us leave to someone else – to care for their own dead. Scattered throughout are stories that cut to the core, revealing why this small band have decided to take on a practice that for most is taboo.
As their plans for community-based funerals gather momentum, one of their own is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. TENDER is at once a heartbreakingly beautiful and beautifully funny glimpse of an extraordinary community taking on one of the most essential challenges of human life…its end.
Tender has received the following Awards:
- 4th AACTA Award for Best Documentary Television Program presented by Foxtel Movies
- ATOM Award for Best Documentary (General Category)
- Grand Prize of the 12th edition of the FIFO/France Television Awards, Tahiti
Screening will be preceded by a Tender Funerals talk and followed by a Q& A session.
Event is free, however a small donation to cover costs would be appreciated.
A Hive Fund Film
Produced with the assistance of the Adelaide Film Festival, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia Council for the Arts & Screen NSW.
Written & Directed by Lynette Wallworth | Produced by Kath Shelper | 73 minutes
© 2013 Scarlett Pictures Pty Ltd, Lynette Wallworth and Adelaide Film Festival.