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Posted on: September 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Department on Aging to host screening of documentary, A Will for the Woods

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The Orange County Department on Aging will host a movie screening of the documentary, A Will for the Woods, recipient of nine international film festival awards and critical acclaim.

The screening will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Passmore Center located at 103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough.

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. The spirited Clark and his partner Jane, boldly face his mortality, embrace the planning of a spiritually meaningful funeral and join with a compassionate local cemetarian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

With poignancy and unexpected humor, A Will for the Woods portrays the last days of a multifaceted advocate – and one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement. As the film follows Clark's dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy.

Immediately following the film there will be an opportunity to learn more about this alternative burial option during a Q & A with Pine Forest Memorial Gardens’ home funeral guide, Jenny Bingham, and manager, Dyanne Matzkevich.

The film is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be provided.

Guests are asked to register by Monday, Sept. 23. For more information and to register, please call 919-245-2015.

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