Memento mori (Canada | 2016, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Niobe Thompson
Memento mori is an evocative cinematic journey alongside the living and the dying, bringing to the screen a human drama unprecedented in film. With remarkable access to Canada's busiest organ-transplant hospital, we witness one of the most profound experiences in any human life: the loss of a child, and the agonizing decision this tragedy demands. Produced to the highest standards of the filmmaking craft by two of Canada's most acclaimed documentarians, Memento mori grips the viewer in a relentless emotional embrace - propelling us from moments of unexpected joy to unbearable tragedy - until the final frame. An arresting tour de force of verite filmmaking, immersing us completely in a world few of us understand, but which we will all one day encounter.