About this Death Cafe
Mara and I believe that working on this project can create a beautiful fusion of enlightenment, honouring the amazing work of doulas and others who partake in creating safe spaces where we can connect with one another in our vulnerable moments.
The filming will be done in a respectful and unobtrusive way, with those attending consenting to be filmed. Our aim is to film the death cafe meeting uninterrupted, with the chance of asking individuals a few follow-up questions afterwards, if possible.
About Francesca Marago and Mara Vodinelic
Mara and I are creatives and curious filmmakers based in West London. We have both worked in the film and television industry for over two years, on productions of a diverse nature! We are eager to work on projects that resonate a personal importance. We’d like to make a documentary film about a death cafe, death being a topic both of us think a lot about...
Our goal is to create a 10-minute short film for a competition called Cine Space supported by NASA, the space agency! For further info please visit: https://www.cinespace.org
The idea for the documentary originated as part of our interest in the work of End of Life Doulas and their journey with aiding others. We as outsiders find the death cafe to be a brilliant concept and want to make a documentary that showcasesnits importance and significance. By documenting your thoughts related to death, we want to be able to highlight the anxieties death can have on us and the impact we can have on others through sharing these experiences.
A note from our director:
The fear of death has haunted me since childhood. Many questions run through my head on a daily basis - from how I'm going to die to what meaning my life has in this big universe. Often, I feel quite alone with my thoughts, although I assume I’m not the only one. I wish to connect with those who feel similar, in the hope of stimulating a conversation about something no one talks about, yet everyone thinks about.
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe