General News · 26th March 2019
Tuesday, April 2nd, Linnaea Farm Lakeview Room, doors open 6:30, Movie 7:00. A documentary about a community that takes on responsibility for taking care of its own at one of the most difficult times - the end of life. All donations collected and concession funds will be going to support the Burkhart-Thorne family.
73 min., English, 2013, Directed by Lynette Wallworth, Produced by Kath Shelper with the assistance of the Adelaide Film Festival, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia Council for the Arts & Screen NSW
Set against the stunning backdrop of the industrial seaside town of Port Kembla, a feisty and resilient community group have determined to take back the responsibility that most of us leave to someone else - to care for their own dead. The film offers an alternative model of end of life care challenging current medical and commercial establishments. TENDER is at once a heartbreakingly beautiful and beautifully funny glimpse of an extraordinary community taking on one of the most essential challenges of human life... its end.
“Tender, and funny, and deeply moving.” — Andrew Denton, Australian television producer
Q & A following the movie.