Being Mortal (2015)

To Your Health: Wellness Cinema
Originally airing on PBS’ Frontline, Being Mortal follows Boston surgeon Atul Gawande in examining how we care for the terminally ill. When Gawande’s own father is diagnosed with cancer, his search for answers about how best to serve the dying becomes a personal as well as a professional quest. Discussion follows the screening.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Program: 
6:30 pm
Join us in September, October, and November as the Library shows three compelling, feature-length documentaries spotlighting some of today’s most topical health and wellness issues. Following each screening, representatives from community health partners lead an open discussion.

Being Mortal (2015; 54 min.)
Originally airing on PBS’ Frontline, the film follows Boston surgeon Atul Gawande in examining how we care for the terminally ill. When Gawande’s own father is diagnosed with cancer, his search for answers about how best to serve the dying becomes a personal as well as a professional quest.

Co-presented by St. Luke’s Home Care and Hospice, the Hospice Foundation of America, and the John and Wauna Harman Foundation

September 12    Being Mortal (2015; 54 min.)
October 17          Healing Voices (2016; 90 min.)
November 28     Alive Inside (2014; 78 min.)