As medicine prolongs our lives, we face an extended old age. But these medical advances have also increased uncertainty: how do we cope with these changing prospects at the end of our lives?
We have developed a workshop that anyone can deliver to an audience, ideally after screening the feature-length or 60-minute version of the film.
What Matters in the End?
This workshop asks four simple questions, with audiences taking turns to answer in pairs, each one writing down the other’s answers. The questions are designed to express the individual values that have guided your life until now, and how they can provide a blueprint for how you want to spend your last years.
This has become increasingly important: 80% of us say we want to die at home but almost none of us do. This is because of our unwillingness to think about and discuss end of life for ourselves and our loved ones. This workshop is an easy way to start.
Please watch the short introduction animation on how to use the workshop.
A workshop guide is already included in the Educational Edition of the film. If you are interested in hosting your own workshop or would like someone from the filmmaking team to host, you can also contact us directly for further information.