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EXPLORING..DYING: 5 – COMMUNICATING

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This series of 6 videos is for those who have to deal with the death of a loved one, or for those who relate to someone whose loved one is dying. Led by Ron DelBene, people tell their stories of experiencing the death of loved ones, and reflect on what they have learned. Each of the first 5 videos deals with 2 topics, and at the end of each part there are questions for reflection and/or discussion. The 6th tape is the DelBene family story. Part 5, ‘Communicating’, explores ways to open up or improve meaningful communication in families and with friends during the...

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EXPLORING..DYING: 3 – TELLING THE STORIES

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This series of 6 videos is for those who have to deal with the death of a loved one, or for those who relate to someone whose loved one is dying. Led by Ron DelBene, people tell their stories of experiencing the death of loved ones, and reflect on what they have learned. Each of the first 5 videos deals with 2 topics, and at the end of each part there are questions for reflection and/or discussion. The 6th tape is the DelBene family story. Part 3, ‘Telling the Stories’, shows a number of people telling stories about the many faces of death and about the ‘porous...

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EXPLORING..DYING: 1 – SAYING GOODBYE

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This series of 6 videos is for those who have to deal with the death of a loved one, or for those who relate to someone whose loved one is dying. Led by Ron DelBene, people tell their stories of experiencing the death of loved ones, and reflect on what they have learned. Each of the first 5 videos deals with 2 topics, and at the end of each part there are questions for reflection and/or discussion. The 6th tape is the DelBene family story. Part 1, ‘Saying Goodbye’ shows a number of ways people have said goodbye and explores some rituals that have been helpful in the...

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EXPLORING..DYING: 2 – LIVING THROUGH GRIEF

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This series of 6 videos is for those who have to deal with the death of a loved one, or for those who relate to someone whose loved one is dying. Led by Ron DelBene, people tell their stories of experiencing the death of loved ones, and reflect on what they have learned. Each of the first 5 videos deals with 2 topics, and at the end of each part there are questions for reflection and/or discussion. The 6th tape is the DelBene family story. Part 2, ‘Living Through Grief’, emphasizes the importance of accepting our feelings so that through grieving our spirit mends and...

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50 YEARS OF SILENCE

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This video documents the story of a woman who survived the experience of being a ‘comfort woman’ (a woman used as a sexual slave by the Japanese army during the Second World War). After 50 years of silence, she was finally able to speak openly about her experience. The video includes interviews with other survivors of a similar experience and Jan’s own daughters respond in personal ways. Also documented are portions of Jan Ruff-O’Herne’s public testimony and that of others, at public hearings held in Japan in 1996.

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WINGS LIKE A DOVE

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This video is subtitled, ‘Healing for the Abused Christian Woman’. It is devoted to the goal of ending the physical, emotional and spiritual suffering experienced by Christian women in abusive relationships. It provides guidance for suffering women and for clergy and shelter staff and other helpers. It directly addresses the religious issues that may be troubling women and preventing them from seeking help.

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MINNIE REMEMBERS

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Minnie is a lonely old woman, who lives alone. She remembers the past and thinks of the present as a time when no one even knows she exists or addresses her by name.

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IN SEARCH OF JOY

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This video explores the joys and pains of life that are all part of our spiritual growth. It is an inspiring, often amusing and emotive production that will be relevant to everyone.

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WHEN THE DAY COMES

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This is one of four videos on caregiving and caring communities produced by the National Film Board. This video tells the stories of how four different women are caring for an elderly loved one. They discuss how constant caregiving takes its toll both emotionally and physically and offer some suggestions for self-help.

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GIVING TREE (THE)

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A poignant story about the relationship between a boy and a tree illustrates some truths about the meaning of giving, receiving and love.

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