Filmed in cinéma vérité style, this powerful documentary is about so much more than Death with Dignity;
it is an invitation to change the end-of-life narrative
by embracing living and dying with equal measures of love.
With loving and logistical support from eldest daughter Jerilyn, medical evaluations by caring physicians, and practical information and guidance from volunteers with End of Life Choices, Charlie and Francie move through the Death with Dignity qualification process.
The family’s remarkable acceptance of death, open communication, and intentional preparation are highlighted in one extraordinary scene where Francie discusses with Jerilyn and Sher the words to use when notifying friends and relatives after she and Charlie die.
As the date for their planned death nears, their family gathers with laughter and tears to celebrate Charlie and Francie’s 70 years together, and to say goodbye. Days later, Charlie and Francie fulfill their heartfelt wish — peacefully passing, hand in hand.
Rob Safran, has over 35 years of experience as an IT software engineer and is a talented producer, videographer and creative entrepreneur.