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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. 

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


Donations are still needed for film distribution, operations expenses, and screenings/group sponsorships. For quick donations use the “Donate” button below.

Or, make checks out to “Allied Arts Foundation” and mail to: Speaking of Dying 130 NE 95th St. A-108 Seattle, WA 98115

The Film and Beyond

Upcoming Screenings


Saturday, April 29th

Special screening to celebrate 2nd Anniversary of the film, followed by Q&A with the director, producer and people featured in the film. Cocktail party with music, appetizers, raffle, presentation and book signing, and more immediately after.

Time: 4 p.m. screening; 5 p.m. party

Location: Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave.

Contact us for more info.

Tuesday, April 4th

Join us for a screening of the film. Donations will be accepted. All money raised will go toward screenings in low-income venues and workshop scholarships.

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way NE, Bainbridge Island


Thursday, April 13th

Screening at the Washington State Department of Health, Olympia and Kent. Open to all Department of Health employees.

Time: 11 a.m.


Tuesday, May 16th

Free screening of the film. Signups for End-of-Life Planning Groups will be held after the meeting.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle


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