Stephen Jenkinson FILM

FILM : Griefwalker screening with Q&A

How can seeing your life’s end be the beginning of your deep love of being alive?

Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film, directed by Tim Wilson. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen Jenkinson’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Stephen in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling sessions with dying people and their families, and in meditative and often frank exchanges with the film’s director about the origins and consequences of his ideas for how we live and die.

The screening of Griefwalker will be followed by an in depth Q&A with Stephen in person addressing a few of the themes appearing in the film: Where does our culture’s death phobia come from? Is there such a thing as good dying? How is it that grief could be a skill instead of an affliction? Who are the dead to us? And answering your questions on how we might begin to do death well.

Stephen Jenkinson is a storyteller, spiritual activist, teacher, author, farmer and ceremonialist. He has a Master’s degree in theology from Harvard University and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, Stephen is now a sought-after speaker, consultant to palliative care and hospice organisations, and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is now the founder of Orphan Wisdom in Canada, the subject of a documentary film Griefwalker, and author of the recently published book Die Wise.

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Having worked extensively with dying people and their families, and having now spoken and answered questions at scores of screenings of Griefwalker across Canada, the US and the UK,  Stephen has been revolutionising grief and dying in the northern hemisphere and redefining what it means to live, and die, well. He now brings his eloquent and insightful teachings down under.


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Event Name

Stephen Jenkinson FILM


Date(s) Fri - 19/02/2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm




Mullumbimby Civic Hall
55 Dalley Street
New South Wales 2482


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