Martha’s Vineyard Film Center

Sunday, October 28th, 2018 at 4pm
79 Beach Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Theater is 2 blocks away from the Vineyard Haven ferry stop

Moderator of Panel Discussion and Q&A:

Thomas Hallahan Sc. D.
Executive Director
Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

A portion of ticket sales and all donations made at this showing will support the work of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

Special Guests

Thomas Lüchinger, Director, Switzerland

Ron Hoffman
Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS

Featured in Film:

Alcio Braz
Psychotherapist and Zen teacher, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sonam Dölma
Hospice nurse, Kathmandu, Nepal

Elisabeth Würmli
Former gym instructor, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Landmark Kendall Square Cinema

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 7pm
355 Binney St. Cambridge, MA 02139

The film BEING THERE – DA SEIN shares the stories of four individuals from different cultures providing end-of-life care. By confronting their own mortality, they examine how to show up for people in the last period of life and how this connects to their own journey again and again, reflecting upon their relation to death and dying.

The protagonists (Ron Hoffman, USA, Elisabeth Würmli, Switzerland, Alcio Braz, Brazil and Sonam Dölma, Nepal) raise the question of whether we should adopt a new Ars Moriendi in today’s time; a new art of dying – as was the case in the Middle Ages – that would acknowledge dying as a vital part of life which could enrich our lives by consciously dealing with our death.

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