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A Will for the Woods: Nurturing conversations about "green burials" and death

Award-winning film documents portraits of people seeking "green burials."

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What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Capturing the genesis of a revolutionary social and environmental movement, A WILL FOR THE WOODS draws the viewer into a life-affirming and immersive portrait of people embracing their connection to timeless natural cycles.

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

While the subject of this film - green burials - relates to this challenge, what jumps out for me is the power of art (i.e., the film) to frame conversations about death. Those conversations (i.e., related to healthcare, estate planning, etc.) are hard to have and too often avoided. In this film, we find the potential for conversations about "how I want to be buried" as a way to talk about death.

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I am an educator, entrepreneur, and attorney. I am also trained as a mediator and work on ways to use technology to solve the legal services gap and create human-centered experiences. Oakland, CA.


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