Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Set against the stunning backdrop of the industrial seaside town of Port Kembla, a feisty and resilient community group are determined to take back the responsibility that most of us leave to someone else – to care for their own dead. Scattered throughout are stories that cut to the core, revealing why this small community have decided to take on a practice that is - for most - taboo. As their plans for community- ty-based funerals gather momentum one of their own is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Tender is a heart-breakingly beautiful yet beautifully funny glimpse of an extraordinary community taking on one of the most essential challenges of human life...its end.
Directed by Lynette Wallworth. Funded by Adelaide Film Festival, ABC Television, Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW.