San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This moving portrayal of one man’s passionate quest for a green burial inspires us all to find meaning in death. Musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang, originally from Ann Arbor, battles lymphoma while he prepares for his own funeral. Determined that his last act on earth will not harm the environment, Clark discovers the green burial movement. This life-affirming film follows Clark’s journey as he endeavors to leave a loving, permanent legacy for family, friends and nature. The movie contains scenes shot in Ann Arbor.
Named as “one of nine documentaries you need to see this year” (2013), this film “has the potential to affect not just individual viewers but the American way of death” (Marianna Torgovnick, TED Blog). Numerous scholars and experts in the field appear in the film, including the director of the North Carolina cemetery where Clark is buried.
This event is part of the larger Green Burial Conference: Exploring Issues and Options, the following day. Seating is limited! For more information visit http://www.awillforthewoods.com.
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Merilynne Rush, RN, BSN, owner of After Death Home Care, is an Advance Care Planning Facilitator, Home Funeral Guide, and Green Burial Educator who has consulted with families and professionals across the state and the nation about natural death care. Merilynne is a former homebirth midwife and hospice nurse. She facilitates a monthly Death Cafe in Ann Arbor, is a past board member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, author of the serialized subscription eBook Home Funeral Guides: Illuminating the Path and is a frequent presenter and workshop leader.