About the Exhibit and Book Grace Before Dying is an award-winning photographic documentary by Lori Waselchuk that chronicles the prisoner-run hospice program at Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana’s maximum-security prison. Through a Distribution Grant from the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, Waselchuk collaborated with the Angola Hospice Volunteer Quilters to build a traveling exhibit featuring photographs [...]
March 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment
Watch the full episode. See more FRONTLINE. How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you’re confronted with the prospect of “pulling the plug,” do you know how you’ll respond? In Facing Death, FRONTLINE gains extraordinary access to The Mount Sinai Medical Center, [...]
About the Film Meet Ron. He is everyman. Negotiating the final deal with grit, humor and a gentleness that he tried to keep under wraps. With penetrating wisdom and an unexpected wistfulness he will take you on a journey that will make you laugh and remind you to make every moment count. For more information [...]
About the Film Graceful Passages, The Hospice Journals offers an inside look into the poignant world of Hospice care as seen through the eyes of caregivers, patients and staff. The 60-minute film was created by Jon R. Hand, an independent filmmaker who spent over two years with Hospice patients and staff. Graceful Passages follows several patients and [...]
In this story, we follow one hospice patient through the last two months of her life. This piece was broadcast on American Public Radio.