Death, Creative Expression, and the Power of Film

Politics, sex and religion don’t make for great dinner conversation. They do, however, make for excellent film. It’s probably because they’re all topics we’ve been taught to avoid, and everyone knows that the most delicious fruit is that which is forbidden.

Death is perhaps the most taboo subject of all. Over the last three years, a local documentary team followed a family through their grieving process after the loss of their son. Dave Ortega, Creative Director of McKee Wallwork & Company and co-director of the film, will talk about the power of film and how creative expression can help us overcome one of our deepest fears, as well as discuss some of the interesting ways people respond to death that have surfaced during the course of the project

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Politics, sex and religion don’t make for great dinner conversation. They do, however, make for an excellent film. It’s probably because they’re all topics we’ve been taught to avoid, and everyone knows that the most delicious fruit is that which is forbidden.

Death is perhaps the most taboo subject of all. Over the last three years a local documentary team followed a family through their grieving process after the loss of their son. Dave Ortega, Creative Director of McKee Wallwork + Co. and co-director of the film, will talk about the power of film and how creative expression can help us overcome one of our deepest fears, as well as explore how the project illuminated some of the interesting ways people respond to death. 

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