Voices of Grief Documentary Description
This is the most important film being made in 2015. - Carole Dean

Voices of Grief: Love Stories – Behind the Scenes (2:30)

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Voices of Grief: Love Stories – A First Look (3:50)

Project Origins

Voices of Grief explores the discouragement in our culture for the normal grief and mourning process while at the same time offering a new perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate our grief. The film is based on the interplay of teachings from contemporary authors, poets, and spiritual teachers coupled with the stories of our group participants as we companion one another in our group support work.

Marianne Williamson, David Kessler, Paula D’Arcy, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Stephen and Ondrea Levine, Dr. Kenneth Doka, and Thomas Lynch are among the experts interviewed for this project. Upon completion, the film will be distributed to training facilities, hospice, hospitals, funeral homes, pastoral counseling centers, churches and ultimately Public Broadcasting.

Our purpose is educational in nature and it is our great desire to make this tool available to all who might have a need. As a grief educator for a non-profit pastoral counseling center in Colorado Springs, I witness and companion the pain of people in my educational support groups who apologize for crying as they tell me the story of the love of their life. This film offers the possibility of reaching and inspiring a larger audience and will offer the possibility of a more heart and soul based reconciliation of grief.

Voices of Grief is a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Kathy Sparnins Executive Director and Co-Producer

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Restoring compassion, forgiveness and loving kindness in the process of grief in our culture.

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Pikes Peak Community FoundationVoices of Grief is a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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Wow! We’ve been so busy with creating a rough cut for the film while also working with potential corporate sponsors; we haven’t posted any pix on Facebook lately. There is lots of excitement in the works. Here’s Co-Producer, Kathy Sparnins with Angela Green, Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing for Bethesda Senior Living Communities. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement next week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Voices of Grief with Arnie Sparnins

The “Inner Circle” participated in last weekend’s Filmmakers Retreat in San Francisco led by Karen Everett of New Doc Editing. What an incredibly talented group of filmmakers that shared their works in progress and received insightful feedback from the others. Deborah edited a new cut (debuting a new opening sequence) for “Voices of Grief: Love Stories” and Arnie represented the team. A very inspiring time!
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Jill OrschelIt was a wonderful retreat sharing all of our projects, giving and receiving thoughtful feedback. Karen Everett's Inner Circle, and company. New Doc Editing are incredible resources for doc filmmakers!!

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