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photo Encounters with Grief
Produced by KARA

A mother who lost her teenaged son, a woman widowed in her sixties, and a man whose wife died at fifty-two discuss the emotional upheaval that followed. They explore both the individuality and the commonality of grief, and offer moving perspectives on the process of recovery.

DVD version has both closed-captions and audio description.

13 minutes
© 1992
Purchase $149 DVD
Order No. QA-091
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-998-3
close captioned

"Remarkable for its ability to present the power, process, and individuality of grief. Outstanding." Congress on the Care of the Terminally Ill

Awards & Conference Screenings
Silver Apple, National Educational Film Festival

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