Secrets of Life and Death Series

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Facing Death…With Open Eyes
Stunned by the loss of both her parents and by the lack of cultural dialogue, the filmmaker turns the camera on herself and four wise souls to explore the personal…
Caring for Dying: The Art of Being Present
Searching for people gifted in the art of caregiving, the filmmaker discovers, more than a primer for success, a recipe for forgiveness. People in the film: Marcia Fields: Marcia is…
The Heart of Grieving
Against the backdrop of San Francisco's Day of the Dead, the arduous, and at times ecstatic, process of grieving is revealed in the stories of four people. People in the…

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Facing Death…With Open Eyes
Part of the Series: Secrets of Life and Death Series
Stunned by the loss of both her parents and by the lack of cultural dialogue, the filmmaker turns the camera on herself and four wise souls to explore the personal and spiritual possibilities of facing death with open eyes. People in the film: Robin Inman: Newly divorced, ready to set…
The Heart of Grieving
Part of the Series: Secrets of Life and Death Series
Against the backdrop of San Francisco's Day of the Dead, the arduous, and at times ecstatic, process of grieving is revealed in the stories of four people. People in the film: Marcia Fields: Drawing strengths from Buddhism and other spiritual beliefs, Marcia experiences some amusing synchronicities and powerful life lessons…
Caring for Dying: The Art of Being Present
Part of the Series: Secrets of Life and Death Series
Searching for people gifted in the art of caregiving, the filmmaker discovers, more than a primer for success, a recipe for forgiveness. People in the film: Marcia Fields: Marcia is just getting to know Rick when he is diagnosed with lung cancer. Although he warns her off, she refuses to…
Here One Day - A Family Copes with Mental Illness
When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home after her mother's suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had recorded about every aspect of her life from the joys…
Death: A Love Story - The Gift That Death Offers
Death A Love Story is a timely documentary that looks into the gift that death offers when we are able to put our fears, confusions and denial aside and simply sit and listen to our loved ones as they pass. It confronts our fears of the greatest unknown and reveals…
The Invisible Patients - Life at the Edges of the American Healthcare System
This is the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner, and four patients she cares for in their homes. With her laptop, satchel and stethoscope, Jessica makes house calls, typically seeing 8-10 patients per day, many of whom live at the outer edges of our healthcare system, unable to visit…
The Whole Picture: Exploring Disability and Sexuality
The Whole Picture is a training resource that addresses the complex issue of disability and sexuality. It has relevance for a range of professionals including support workers, nurses and managers of residential and respite centres. It will also be of interest to disabled young people and their families. In the…
Starting All Over Again
This program was made with young adults with autism and their families. It looks at a range of issues about transition, from different perspectives. What do young people with autism and their families think about transition to adulthood? What makes change easier, in education, home life and work? What matters…
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
In this program you will learn the criteria for having a Generalised Anxiety Disorder and the manner in which anxiety can become a pervasive reality in people's lives. A We will examine the emerging link between depression and anxiety and some of the limitations that can arise for individuals who…
Beloved Strangers
Four million people in America now suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and with the aging of the Boomers, the prevalence of Alzheimer's is expected to double within the next decade. Caring for an Alzheimer's patient is one of the most difficult of all caregiving roles. This video profiles three stories, among…
Living with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a treatable condition marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy and behavior. It is called bipolar disorder because a person's mood can alternate between the "poles" of mania (high, elevated mood) and depression (low, depressed mood). These changes in mood ("mood…
Living with Depression
Depression affects around 6% of us every year. Depression has a significant impact on the way someone feels, causing a persistent 'low' mood which can have a serious affect on their ability to carry on their everyday . Depression is treatable. After diagnosis by a doctor, the most effective treatment…