Host a Screening
We are determined to go on a multi-city JCC tour where we will screen the film for a range of community members and fill strategic rooms with interfaith clergy, rabbis, end of life doulas, historians whose focus is on the social/emotional impact of pandemic-related grief and tastemakers who want to talk about and explore love, stuff, good deaths, good grief, the spectre of millions of people carrying around so much unresolved grief, and what we can do, as communities to support RITUAL DO-OVERS, pop-up “stuff celebrations”, and putting into practice lessons learned from the film — and my life, as a member of a family who lost a child in the flu epidemic of 1918 and are still, in some ways, reeling from it.
We want to inspire people to do stuff reviews with their loved ones while they are around, and living, and use the process, which can truly be fun – as an entry into discussing plans, dreams and fears of end of life,
These coming months starting with our broadcast will be our launch, lift-off and laboratory for experimenting with the core tenets and programs attached to our engagement campaign. It will be a critical time to pilot, learn, pivot when necessary, experiment and come out with a stronger core program that is replicable, useful, resonant and needed. Please consider bringing the film to your community.
WHO CAN USE LOVE & STUFF
We see a unique opportunity to support a range of individuals and communities:
- Parents struggling to navigate caring for aging parents while parenting their own children and the gerontologists, social workers and professionals who work with them
- Clergy across faiths, but especially Jewish faith leaders, who lead their faith communities in cradle-to-grave life-cycle rituals as well as bereavement counselors, death doulas, and hospice professionals
- Educators and community organizers who understand that a community is as strong as the relationships between and across generations
- Families who are advocating for more paid family leave, and support for eldercare and childcare
REVIEW STUFF WORKSHOPS
These workshops are interactive virtual and in person workshops that will use the feature film or ten minute short to explore how a “stuff review” can inspire critical conversations about life, death and what we really want to leave our loved ones and children – with one model focused on recording stories with a loved one and their “stuff” and another for those who are recently/and not so recently bereaved and having a tough time dealing and/or parting with “stuff.”
We look forward to being a part of a movement that supports the creation of dedicated time and ritual space for meaningful ritual do-overs, memorials, shivas, tree/bulb plantings, and stuff and/or art-based workshops that support individuals and communities in the near and now, so the unresolved grief does not get passed down, from one generation to the next.