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Dear Audrey (89 min.) is a new award-winning documentary about remarkable love that endures through all the challenges that Alzheimer’s can present.  World Community’s film series continues with this extraordinary film available virtually December 2 – 4.    CLICK HERE to watch the film trailer and purchase online tickets.

Celebrated filmmaker Martin Duckworth’s signature in over 100 documentary films is beauty in the ordinary and the extraordinary. In Dear Audrey, this tradition is mirrored in the poetry and pain of a life well lived.

After Audrey’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Martin’s commitment and grace in caring for her becomes his most important life work. He says, “My love for Audrey intensified during her illness.” Adding to those challenges is helping his 45-year-old daughter, Jacqueline, who has autism, maintain a relationship with her mother as Audrey’s health declines.

As film critic Richard Propes stated “It’s the kind of story for which Duckworth himself is known, a sort of observational endeavor filled with matter-of-fact truths and endearingly vivid and humane imagery. A poignant and beautiful film.”   

FMI: Janet (250) 250-334-1840

Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Join World Community and the Comox Valley Hospice Society for a screening of the uplifting film Death is But a Dream on Thursday January 12th at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Everyone is Welcome. Admission is by donation

The film will also be available virtually from January 13 – 15.  For links to the film trailer and to pre-order tickets, go to CLICK HERE

The documentary explores the remarkably life-affirming processes that are happening beyond the physical realities of dying. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream. Described as “more real than real,” these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life’s meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance. 

Dr. Kerr leads the audience through intimate interviews with the dying where the viewer can experience the immense power of the dreams and visions first hand. The film paints a compelling and deeply moving portrait of the profoundly healing nature of the dying process and shows the great comfort these experiences can provide to the families they leave behind. A film of comfort, hope, and a genuinely uplifting look at death.

FMI:  Janet (250 334-1840)

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