March 18 – 29
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Run Time: 93 minutes
In the face of global warming, many of us are trying to reduce our carbon footprint. But what about when we die? For psychiatrist Clark Wang, that question comes with great urgency. After a long struggle with lymphoma, doctors have predicted that his days are numbered. This harrowing experience has made him more environmentally conscious. In doing research, he's discovered the concept of green burials: no embalming fluid is used and the body is placed in a bio-degradable casket that goes directly into the ground, rather than a cement vault. This ensures that the body and all materials are recycled naturally. For Wang it's an ideal solution, one that he's become very passionate about in his final days. It's also helped him to deal with the idea of death itself. Knowing that his body will become one with nature, and a force of regeneration, Wang finds himself at peace with his fate. A WILL FOR THE WOODS is an incredibly thought-provoking documentary that tackles death in a surprising and refreshingly positive way. —E.F.
Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Brian Wilson, Tony Hale
Tony Hale, Brian Wilson
Amy Browne is originally from Australia. She studied theater in New York at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Jeremy Kaplan received an M.A. in Documentary/Media Studies from The New School in NYC. Brian Wilson studied comparative literature and history at Brown University. Tony Hale studied math at Boston College. They all reside in Brooklyn, New York.
A WILL FOR THE WOODS (2013)
Overwhelming Umbrella Productions
This film is presented in loving memory of LASZLO PRISKO.