At the Tuesday meeting of the Falmouth Death Cafe, the film, “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject,” will be shown at 6:30 PM at the First Congregational Church of Falmouth on the Village Green.
The movie examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes information and experiences gathered from interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers, and national experts from around the country. Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion and Choices, wrote in the Huffington Post that the film “deepens our passion for life and enriches our lives.”
Death Cafe is an international movement started in Europe to encourage people to talk about the subject of death. It is not a support group, a counseling session, or a workshop, and it is not affiliated with any religious organization but is a gathering of community members in an on-going conversation.
Tuesday’s event is hosted and facilitated by Waquoit Congregational and First Congregational churches and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts. The presentation will be followed by facilitated conversation in small groups, with the session wrapping up by 8:30 PM.
The film’s running time is one hour. To allow sufficient time for conversation, participants are asked to arrive promptly at 6:30.