RE:MEMBER – where grief and beauty co-exist.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes
Filmmaker: Katie Teague
Produced by Storm Cloud Media
RE:MEMBER – where grief and beauty co-exist. Years after her son’s tragic death, a bereaved mother is on an impassioned mission to un-silence grief in our modern culture that has buried and forgotten the essential art of grieving. Interviews with Francis Weller, Joanne Cacciatore, and Ted Wiard.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the cracks with gold. In Katie Teague’s film, RE:MEMBER, Kintsugi is a poignant metaphor for the difficult processing of grief and the treasure, beauty and wisdom that can come from it. There is no right or wrong way to cope with loss. Like joy, sorrow in its many forms is ever present in this life. If you know love, at some point, you will come to know grief.
Many of us nowadays are processing grief at some level – whether its trauma, personal loss,collective grief, or overwhelming emotions that arise in response to a daunting planetary crisis. This is a story about allowing grief to bring wisdom and beauty — a story about ways of expressing grief together that are accessible, meaningful and beautiful.