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SAJA VIRTUAL: Doc screening of "The Ecstatic Last Days"

  • 2024-04-20
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is hosting SAJA VIRTUAL events throughout the year. As part of our work with filmmakers (and film fans), we are hosting this FREE screening of a doc and Q&A with producer Prerana Thakurdesai and protagonist Dr. Aditi Sethi.

ABOUT THE DOC: Ethan Sisser, a young man with terminal brain cancer, sits alone in his hospital room. When he starts livestreaming his death journey on social media, thousands of people around the world join to celebrate his courage. Still, Ethan envisions more – to teach the world how to die without fear. To do that, he needs to film his death. Honoring Ethan's wish, his doctor Aditi Sethi transports him to an idyllic house in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. What unfolds next is a story rarely glimpsed: how a community of strangers helps a young man die with grace. A sensory immersion into leaving the body, “The Last Ecstatic Days” reveals a man who will not let us forget him – even after he’s taken his final breath. “…courageous end-of-life chronicle, which overflows with compassion and shows us how to live mindfully while embracing curiosity about what lies beyond.”‘— Natalia Winkelman, Boston Globe

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