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NoVES Thursday Evening at the Movies: A Will for the Woods

  • Thursday, July 02, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • A Virtual Movie Showing and Discussion

NoVES Thursday Evening at the Movies

When: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:00 – 9:00 PM, EDT
Where: VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

EVENT DETAILS:  A Will for the Woods (2014)

This documentary NoVES Movie Series event will be held this Thursday.  The green burial documentary, A Will for the Woods, will be shown as part of the presentation, followed by a discussion.

I am personally connected to this documentary.  The man looking to establish a place for his green burial, Clark Wang, was an old friend.  I built the coffin that he was buried in and officiated at his graveside ceremony.  It is a moving film that also contains lots of information about green burial.

IMDB provides this summary of the documentary:

A Will for the Woods (2014)

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary. While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem's expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration. ... Written by Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, and Brian Wilson

The Zoom link for this event is included below.

I look forward to the discussion.

Randy


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Topic: NoVES Thursday Evening at the Movies: A Will for the Woods

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