THE BETHELL HOSPICE STORY
A documentary film about life, death, passion and perseverance
“DEATH, OF COURSE, IS NOT A FAILURE. DEATH IS NORMAL.
DEATH MAY BE THE ENEMY, BUT IT IS ALSO THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS.”
The concept of ‘living through dying’ is foreign to most of us. Words like palliative, hospice, end of life, are words we generally avoid in our day-to-day conversations - until crisis strikes. Death is truly universal, and we can choose to talk about it or not. Either way it is an unavoidable part of lives.
Bethell Hospice a magical place, located an hour outside of Toronto, Ontario was founded and built in 2010. 5 years of planning - 8 million dollars raised - a community united in one goal. To build a safe peaceful place for people to die, surrounded by family, friends, and the best possible care imaginable.
IF WE DO NOT KNOW
HOW CAN WE KNOW
Through thoughtful and unvarnished interviews, Bethell Hospice residents, along with families, staff, and volunteers, openly share their experiences with death, dying and loss.
The film reveals the story behind Lorna Bethell and her inspiration for the building of Bethell Hospice. It presents
what drove the project from inception to where it is today,
a gracious, homelike setting in a peaceful country
environment - where no-one dies a lonely death.
A tough yet touching documentary that seeks to inform and inspire an appreciation of end of life and the importance