Our Documentary Film – Voices of Grief,  Honoring The Sacred Journey – shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey.

Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of community, compassion and connection in this sacred journey.

Watch a 3 minute excerpt from our film below.

VOG Documentary Film World Premiere

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Voices of Grief Documentary Film Poster


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. 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.

Donate On-line. Kathy Sparnins

Kathy Sparnins Executive Director and Co-Producer

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Our Mission

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

Support the distribution & training of this valuable Film-Based Grief Education Resource to all US Hospice organizations at no cost!

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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We're looking forward to this upcoming screening and discussion in Colorado Springs. Thanks to Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care for hosting.
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We are pleased to share the critically acclaimed documentary Voices of Grief on Tuesday, May 3. This film offers a fresh perspective on how to honor, transform, and integrate grief. After the showing, discuss the film with an expert panel including Executive Producer Kathy Sparnins. Space is limited. To reserve your space, RSVP to mgernazio@pikespeakhospice.org or 719-633-3400. Visit the Facebook Event Page: Voices of Grief Screening & Expert Panel to invite others!

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Ginger Kern, Mary Helen Miller and 1 other like this

Ann Garrott SkinnerAn amazing and very healing movie! Hope this showing goes well. Are you scheduled to show it at FCC sometime?

2 weeks ago   ·  1

Voices of GriefWe will definitely get something scheduled with FCC in the future -- the support from FCC has been so important to us throughout the life of the project.

2 weeks ago

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Being snowed in today with two feet of snow in our hometown of Woodland Park, Colorado, it’s a wonderful time of peace and gratitude. We are especially grateful to the film participants from the community, our network of supporters and all the sponsors for the film. Being recognized as the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Nonprofit of the Year is such powerful reinforcement of what a community initiative this has been. Thank you! #grieffilm ... See MoreSee Less

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Cheryl Espinosa-Jones, Patty Roman-Phillips and 22 others like this

Robin PattersonYou well deserve it

3 weeks ago   ·  1

Maureen CorneliusThat's awesome Kathy! Well deserved!

3 weeks ago   ·  1

Ann Garrott SkinnerThe Chamber made a super selection! Beautiful!!!

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