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This Dewdrop World (2013)

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Shocked by her mother’s ALS diagnosis, Elizabeth searches for ways to help her adjust. But in her struggle to come to terms with her mother’s unrelenting decline, Elizabeth senses a larger story that mirrors her private one.

This Dewdrop World is a lyrical essay documentary that interweaves two unfolding stories – a dying mother, an unraveling planet – illuminating the poetic resonance between the fleeting, dewdrop nature of a single life and a parallel, though largely unseen, story of planetary loss.

Ultimately, This Dewdrop World points to the way loss can awaken us to the beauty in front of us and reanimate our engagement with it – even when we long for things to be different, and even when our efforts seem like a drop in the ocean.

Robert Baertsch, John Thompson, Peg Thompson
Elizabeth Thompson

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