Film ‘Griefwalker’ will be screened

Activist Stephen Jenkinson will talk about the documentary
Activist Stephen Jenkinson will talk about the documentary 'Griefwalker' this Sunday at Langley United Methodist Church.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Rick Ingrasci

“Griefwalker,” a film about the redemptive power of deep love for life, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at Langley United Methodist Church.

“Griefwalker” is a new film from the National Film Board of Canada. This one-hour documentary is an extraordinary portrait of Stephen Jenkinson’s work with dying people. It is not a movie about dying, nor is it a movie about how to survive death. It is a movie about how people might thrive in a life experience that, because of the culture they live in, seduces them towards survivalism and endurance instead. Survivalism assumes without question that dying is trauma; the assumption of thriving is that the trauma comes from the refusal to die and to know death well.

Following the film, Jenkinson will lead a discussion about how glimpsing the end of our loves and ultimately our life could and should be the real birth of our love of life. View the trailer at

Admission is $12 at the door.

For details, contact Rick Ingrasci at Better Party Productions, 221-5713.

Jenkinson will also offer a workshop at a future date to be announced.

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