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Zen & the Art of Dying
  • Broderick Fox, Occidental College
Feature Documentary: 75 minutes. Zenith Virago is an activist and educator who for over 20 years has been returning the coastal region of Byron Bay, Australia to a more communal, celebratory, and creative engagement with death and dying. 

Distribution: Available on academic streaming service Kanopy and a range of other platforms.

AWARDS & GRANTS: Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists grant for “Artistic Innovation” (one of 12 awarded California artists)—2014 Occidental College Faculty Enrichment Grant—2014 Treatment Prize—Columbus Film + Video Festival—2012 Occidental College MacArthur International Travel Grant—2012 

SCREENINGS: Pohoda Festival—Trencin, Slovakia, July 2016; KINO 43 Screening Series—Prague, Czech Republic, February 2016; Morbid Anatomy Museum—Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 2016; Santa Fe Film Festival—Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, December 2015; Austin Film Festival—Austin, TX, October, 2015 (Heart of Film Program); Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival—Palm Springs, CA, October 2015; Byron Bay International Film Festival— Byron Bay, Australia, March 2015 (Closing Night Gala Film).

Australia and New Zealand Theatrical Run—Fighting Chance Films, September-October 2016
Global Digital Release—iTunes and Google Play release by selective commercial distributors Madman Entertainment and Fighting Chance Films, 2013-present
Kanopy Educational Streaming—selective subscription-based educational streaming site for colleges and universities in 118 countries, 2016-present
  • dying,
  • death,
  • natural death care,
  • community,
  • queer,
  • lgbt,
  • activism,
  • gender,
  • public health,
  • sustainability,
  • eco-burial,
  • palliative care,
  • Australia,
  • Byron Bay
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Citation Information
Broderick Fox. "Zen & the Art of Dying" (2015)
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