Surviving Death: Stories of Grief

Surviving Death: Stories of Grief

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This short documentary profiles a variety of individuals and families who have dealt with the death of a loved one. These people—parents, children, siblings, partners, friends—candidly share their experiences of negotiating a new relationship with life after losing a loved one. Hailing from different cultural backgrounds, the people in this film hope their stories will allow others to begin expressing and understanding their own grief. They speak about the pain and powerful emotions they have experienced, about their need to reassess values and relationships after a death, and about the ways they have found to survive their loss. Recognizing that there is no single or easy path to recovery, this film can act as a thorough, sincere, and helpful resource for those in grief.

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Surviving Death: Stories of Grief, Elizabeth Murray, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Elizabeth Murray
  • script
    Elizabeth Murray
  • producer
    Gillian Darling Kovanic
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
  • cinematography
    Kim Derko
  • sound
    Jeff Carter
  • editing
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • sound design
    Dennis Burke
  • sound editing
    Dennis Burke
  • mixing
    Dennis Burke
  • music
    Dennis Burke

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