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Speaking of Dying DVD

dying1_1Purchasing the Speaking of Dying DVD allows you to watch the film in your own home or with a group. The DVD package includes a Resource Guide with suggestions for viewing groups, tips on how to follow up the film, and sample questions for group discussion. Also included are a glossary of end-of-life resources and a list of possible life-sustaining treatments. The film also demonstrates the value of end of life planning and dying well.

If you wish to take part in one of the End-of-Life Planning Workshops — as seen in the film and described on this website — the Resource Guide contains the names and contact information for trained group facilitators. The guide also include film credits and the names of major donors and sponsors.

Note: The DVD now includes a closed caption option, courtesy of Dr. Jo Munson and Sound Associates.

The DVD and accompanying Resource Guide is a great gift for family members and friends.


“I was deeply touched by your wonderful film when I saw it at the screening at Interfaith Community Sanctuary & School. Thank you for your work empowering people to create the end of life they wish. It was clear from the film that this not only helps the individual but is a huge gift to friends and family as well (no guessing about what the loved one wants).”

– John Malcolmson

“I really enjoyed the personal stories told by the film, as well as the commentary of the experts on our society’s attitudes about death and dying — how it is basically a taboo subject that no one wants to discuss until it is too late. Speaking of Dying deals with a most difficult subject in an approachable and non-threatening way, it is actually an affirmation of life rather than a grim reminder of death.

– A Viewer

The Film and Beyond

Upcoming Screenings & Presentations


Wednesday, August 16th

Speaking of Dying presentation/discussion at South End Coalition breakfast meeting with Jennifer Kropack.

Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location: El Dorado West, 1010 S.W. 134th St., Burien

RSVP to Margo at or 206-248-1975 by August 14th.


Sunday, October 22nd

Film screening, followed by discussion.

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Willowtree Market, 169 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island (no wheelchair access)



Film screening presented by Jennifer Kropack.

Time: TBD
Location: Des Moines/Burien area, venue TBD


DVDs of the film are available at all screenings for a donation of $20.