Venice Arts Presents a Free Screening of the New Documentary “Being Mortal,” a Celebration of Humanity
Venice Arts is pleased to present a free screening and community discussion of the new documentary, “Being Mortal,” on Thursday, August 6, at 7pm for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and the general public. The event takes place at Venice Arts: 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.
Based on the book by award-winning author and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande, this documentary film affirms the importance of human dignity and compassion. Gawande adds a much-needed voice not only to the healthcare community, but also to a culture that is too afraid to face their own mortality.
“The chance to shape one’s story is essential to sustaining meaning in life,” says Gawande. “Our job is to…enable well-being … And well-being is about the reasons one wishes to be alive. Those reasons matter not just at the end of life, or when debility comes, but all along the way.” While the documentary centers around the challenging topic of end-of-life care, it speaks to the essential concept of self-determination.
The screening will be followed by a community discussion moderated by Sandra de Castro Buffington, Founding Director, UCLA Global Media Center for Social Impact, and will allow the community to lend their own voices to the conversation. Refreshments will be served.
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This screening and discussion is a program of Venice Arts, with the support of the Venice Family Clinic and the UCLA Global Media Center, and is supported by the California HealthCare Fou
What: “Being Mortal” Screening and Discussion
Where: Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., LA 90291
When: Thursday, August 6, 7–9pm