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Griefwalker

Griefwalker

| 1 h 10 min

This documentary introduces us to Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital. Through his daytime job, he has been at the deathbed of well over 1,000 people. What he sees over and over, he says, is "a wretched anxiety and an existential terror" even when there is no pain. Indicting the practice of palliative care itself, he has made it his life's mission to change the way we die - to turn the act of dying from denial and resistance into an essential part of life.


Credits
  • writer
    Tim Wilson
  • director
    Tim Wilson
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • editor
    Hannele Halm
  • cinematography
    Tim Wilson
  • sound recordist
    Alex Salter
    Ao Loo
    Kate Kechnie
    Tim Wilson
  • additional camera
    Derek Rogers
    Kate Kechnie
    Kent Nason
  • production supervisor
    Patsy Coughran
  • sound editor
    Lorraine Clarke
  • original music
    Nance Ackerman
    Jamie Alexander Alcorn
  • musician
    Jamie Alexander Alcorn
    Jamie Gatti
    Hillary Brown
    Nance Ackerman
    Peter Brown
    Sean Kemp
  • additional music
    Leo Zhang
  • consultant
    Barry Stevens
    Christopher Lowry
    Manfred Becker
  • still photograph
    Heather Rivlin
  • assistant editor
    Ariel Nasr
    Trevor Schellinck
  • post-production technical support
    Amélie Bolduc
    Danielle Raymond
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Louis Dupuis
    Martine Forget
    Patsy Coughran
    Pierre Dupont
    Pierre Ferlatte
    Steve Hallé
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • transcription services
    Candice Desormeaux
  • titles
    Sam Decoste
  • marketing
    Amy Stewart Gallant
    Candice Desormeaux
    Philip Moscovitch
  • production coordinator
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
  • centre administrator
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Kent Martin

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