Zen & the Art of Dying
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Zen & the Art of Dying

From her origins as a young mother in the UK, to her present day identity as a lesbian, activist, and self-described deathwalker in the idyllic seaside town of Byron Bay, Australia, Zenith (Zen) Virago's personal and professional experiences quietly challenge our core assumptions about life and dissolve our fears around death.

The most sought-after marriage celebrant in an increasingly commercialized wedding destination town, Zenith is also co-founder of the Australian Natural Death Care Centre, an organization that provides end-of-life decision planning and DIY funeral alternatives to residents of Australia?s North Coast.

Zenith's work models a growing international Natural Death Care Movement that is gaining momentum as Baby Boomers begin to retire and are demanding more personalized, empowered, and meaningful choices around end-of-life matters, just as they did with the natural childbirth movement. Her example, and the willingness of Byron Shire?s citizens to join her cause, invite each of us to reexamine and reclaim a more active role in how we live, love, and die.

After a global festival journey, this DVD comes to you in 5.1 Surround Sound with Closed Captioning for the hearing impaired.

More information on the film, Broderick Fox, and the natural death care movement at http://zenandtheartofdying.com

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Let's #DoDeathDifferently

"This story of bereavement and self-empowerment is what Broderick Fox does best."
Giuliana Cincotta - Film Ink

"It's such a powerful and enlightening film, and we can't wait to help share it with the world."
Elizabeth Mims - Austin Film Festival Senior Programmer

Openly gay documentary filmmaker Broderick Fox goes places others might not wish to venture, and does it with heart and grace.
Kilian Melloy - Edge Media Network

Zenith Virago and the community of Byron Bay, Australia

*Closing Night Film, "Director's Pick" - 2015 Byron Bay International Film Festival
*"Festival Favorite" - 2015 Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
*2014 Center for Cultural Innovation "Artistic Innovation" Grant (one of 12 awarded California artists in 2014)
*2012 Treatment Prize-Columbus Film + Video Festival

Film Festivals:
*2015 Byron Bay International Film Festival
*2015 Austin Film Festival
*2015 Santa Fe Film Festival
*2015 Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
*KINO 43 Screening Series - Prague, Czech Republic
*Morbid Anatomy Museum - Brooklyn, New York

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Format: DVD-R