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Natalie Eskenazy is an end-of-life doula – a nonmedical professional who cares for the terminally ill as they approach death. In this short film from the Canadian director Robin McKenna, Eskenazy recounts how the death of her beloved sister Annie Eskenazy, who struggled with mental illness and sometimes went missing, led her to her work. Layering photos of the sisters with evocative illustrations and animations, McKenna’s film is a moving reflection on the meaning of being there for someone as they die.
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