A Will for the Woods
(USA | 2014 | 94 min | Dir: Amy Browne, Tony Hale, Jeremy Kaplan, Brian Wilson)
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What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang
prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary.
While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve
and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s
expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about
green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within
the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate
local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from
Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his
friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be
a force for regeneration. The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and
environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy.
Documenting one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the
Woods draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each
other and to timeless natural cycles.
Official website: www.awillforthewoods.com