Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  28 minutes
Date:  1985
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: College/Adult/Professional
Color/BW:  Color
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The Pitch of Grief

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Explores the emotional process of grieving through interviews with four bereaved men and women, young and old

The Pitch of Grief

Eric Stange began The Pitch of Grief after his wife died of cancer at the age of thirty. 'I felt cheated,' he says, 'that nowhere in my life had I ever had an inkling of what it feels like to have someone you love die. It was really a mystery to me how strong the feelings were, how unbearable. This gentle video explores the emotional process of grieving through interviews with four bereaved men and women, young and old. It will be helpful not only for the bereaved person, but for family, friends and healthcare workers, and for all of us who will someday face the loss of a loved one. A co-production of the Center for Independent Documentary.

'Sensitive, informative and timely, this excellent film addresses the special problems of different types of bereavements. Highly Recommended.' -Editor's Choice, Science Books and Films

'I proudly recommend it to hospices, colleges, universities, support groups, bereavement counselors, funeral professionals, death educators, and clergy.' -Gail Gruner, Director, Center for Death Education


** Film of the Year, National Hospice Organization


Main credits

Stange, Eric (film director)
Stange, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Photographed & edited by Steven Feldman.

Distributor credits

By Eric Stange

Docuseek2 subjects

Grief and Recovery
Death and Dying

Distributor subjects

Death and Dying
Fanlight Collection
Grief and Recovery
Social Work


documentary; film; captioned video; grieving ; grief; loss; recovery; bereavement; coping; death; dying; ; "The Pitch of Grief"; The Fanlight Collection

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