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photo Surviving Death
Stories of Grief
By Elizabeth Murray & Gillian Darling Kovanic
National Film Board of Canada

When a loved one dies, the process of making the loss real can be a lonely and confusing experience. This new film is about people negotiating a new relationship with life after losing a loved one. In Surviving Death, seven people: parents, children, siblings, partners and friends from a variety of cultural backgrounds talk frankly about how they have been affected by the death of someone close to them. 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 video is a useful resource for those in grief and for those lending support to people who are grieving.

47 minutes
© 1998
Purchase $248 DVD
Order No. QA-270
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-917-7
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"If I could recommend one film on coping with grief, it would be Surviving Death. Not only does it brilliantly understand the deepest meaning of pain and loss but the remarkable reach of the human spirit when responding to great challenge." Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, author of Living When a Loved One Has Died

Awards & Conference Screenings
Wilbur Award, Best TV Documentary
National Conference on Loss & Transition
American Society on Aging Conference
Columbus International Film Festival
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Merit Award, Mature Media Awards

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To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website