Dying Is Not Giving Up

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Virtual Screening of the award-winning short documentary "Dying Is Not Giving Up" and Filmmaker Q&A

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This event includes a screening of "Dying Is Not Giving Up" and Q&A session with filmmakers Kelly Grosklags and Bryan Piatt.

We are inviting Medical Providers and Educators to preview this film for consideration in educational curriculum within medical practices and institutions. A significant savings promotion will be made available to attendees at this screening.

"Dying Is Not Giving Up" features conversations between Licensed Psychotherapist Kelly Grosklags and her patient, Judy Erdahl, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Knowing that her time was nearing an end, Erdahl describes to Grosklags the very human experience of dying, from first learning about her terminal diagnosis to what she hopes her death will be like. Together along with Erdahl's family, friends and oncologist, new perspectives are shared in hopes of making the dying experience more meaningful to a person. "Everyone deserves a good death," Grosklags says. "Our hope is that we can change how we approach the conversation of a terminal diagnosis and end-of-life care with more empathy, respect, and compassion."

"Dying Is Not Giving Up" has received the following accolades at film festivals around the globe:

New York International Film Awards, December 2020: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Amsterdam World International Film Festival, December 2020: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Tokyo International Film Festival, January 2021: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Vegas Movie Awards, October 2020: Audience Award, Award of Excellence BEST DOCUMENTARY ,Award of Prestige BEST FIRST TIME PRODUCERS

Gold Star Movie Awards, November 2020: BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM, BEST PRODUCER

Reale Film Festival, November 2020: HONORABLE MENTION BEST DOCUMENTARY

Top Shorts Film Festival, November 2020: HONORABLE MENTION BEST DOCUMENTARY

Indie Shorts Awards CANNES: OFFICIAL SELECTION

If you are interested in learning more about adding "Dying Is Not Giving Up" to your school or organization, please click here: Purchase "Dying Is Not Giving Up"

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