Mid North Coast residents are encouraged to be part of establishing a not-for-profit, social franchise which will see community-based funerals redefine 'funeral services' in the region.
Tender Mid North Coast, is a new funeral service based on the highly successful 'Tender Funerals' model established in Port Kembla three years ago. And to help the community see what that model looks like, the Mid North Coast groups has organised free screenings of the multi-award winning documentary Tender.
Jenny Briscoe-Hough, founder and Director will be introducing the film and leading community discussions.
The film is set against the stunning backdrop of the industrial seaside town, Port Kembla and follows the story of a feisty and resilient community group determined to take back the responsibility that most of us leave to someone else - to care for their own dead.
Scattered throughout are stories that cut to the core, revealing why the small group decided to take on a practice that for most is taboo. As their plans for community based funerals gather momentum, one of their own is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Tender is both heartbreaking and a beautifully funny glimpse of an extraordinary community taking on one of the most essential challenges of human life...it's end. Andrew Denton says it's "a film about dying that is all about living. Tender, and funny, and deeply moving."
Free screenings will be held at:
Kempsey: Sunday, September 15 from 11am-1pm at Kempsey RSL Club.
Port Macquarie: Saturday, September 14 from 2pm-4pm at Port Panthers.
Wauchope: Friday, September 13 from 2pm-4pm at Wauchope RSL Club.
Everyone welcome, no bookings, no cost.