Farewell Touch

Farewell Touch

                                Farewell Touch
| 7 min

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This short documentary shines a light on the work of undertakers in a moving portrait that celebrates human touch at the seam of the mortal divide. When Peter dies in Yellowknife with no family members to claim his remains, he ends up in Janice's careful hands, where he is cleaned, shaved and dressed for his final resting place.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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Farewell Touch, France Benoit, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    France Benoit
  • director
    France Benoit
  • director of photography
    Gary Milligan
  • sound recordist
    Gary Milligan
  • picture editor
    Gary Milligan
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • sound design
    Gary Milligan
    Jesse Luce
  • colourist
    Herman Ansink
  • online editor
    Carey Komadina
  • titles
    Carey Komadina
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
  • marketing manager
    Jean Saad
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen