FULL CIRCLE LIVING & DYING COLLECTIVE
hosted a successful, well attended screening of this film on August 13, 2017
Zen & the Art of Dying is a portrait of Zenith (Zen) Virago, Australia’s premiere ‘deathwalker’. From her origins as a young mother in the UK, to her present day identity as a lesbian, activist, and self-described deathwalker in the idyllic seaside town of Byron Bay, Australia, Zenith (Zen) Virago’s personal and professional experiences quietly challenge our core assumptions about life and dissolve our fears around death. Zenith is co-founder of the Australian Natural Death Care Centre, an organization that provides end-of-life decision planning and DIY funeral alternatives to residents of Australia’s North Coast. Zenith's work models a grassroots international Natural Death Care Movement that is gaining momentum as Baby Boomers begin to retire and are demanding more personalized, empowered, and meaningful choices around end-of-life matters, just as they did with the natural childbirth movement. Her example, and the willingness of Byron Shire’s citizens to join her cause, invite each of us to reexamine and reclaim a more active role in how we live, love, and die.
SCREENING: Sunday August 13, 2017 4:00pm-6:00pm
LOCATION: The OPEN BOOK - 671 Maltman Dr, Grass Valley, CA
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THIS DOCUMENTARY FILM GENERATED A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT HOME FUNERALS, CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND DEATH ALONG WITH THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS.
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