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Consider the Conversation Producers Apply for Sundance Grant

Terry Kaldhusdal and Michael Bernhagen, co-producers of the multiple award-winning film Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, kicked off the fundraising campaign for their new production, Consider the Conversation: A Documentary About Unintended Consequences, by announcing that they have applied to the prestigious Sundance Documentary Fund for a $20,000 development grant. 

Wisconsin Public Television to Broadcast Consider the Conversation in Prime Time

Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, the donor supported film that inspired the Wisconsin Medical Society to launch Honoring Choices Wisconsin, will air across Wisconsin Public Television's statewide network on Wednesday, February 13th at 9 p.m. with additional broadcasts to follow at Midnight and 4 a.m.

Private Donations to Fuel Second Film and Spark Grassroots Movement

Private donations enabled Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject to make a big difference in 2011 and 2012.  Thanks to the generosity of people like you, our film aired more than 370 times on PBS stations in 30 states, was shared with thousands of Americans during hundreds of free community screenings around the country, and inspired the Wisconsin Medical Society to launch Honoring Choices Wisconsin, a physician-led initiative that will make facilitated conversations about end-of-life wishes a standard part of patient care in the Badger State.

NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" Airs Story on End-of-Life Conversations in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Earlier tonight (Thursday, 12/6), Rock Center with Brian Williams aired a story on the good work being done at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin to ensure that the end-of-life wishes conversation is normalized and thrives.  

Bud Hammes, Ph.D., one of the national experts featured in Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, appears in the piece.

Documentary Brings End-of-Life Issues to the Forefront

On Friday, November 9th, co-producers Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal facilitated their highly acclaimed Theatrical Film Presentation and Community Conversation event at the Fox Cities Peforming Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.  The event, underwritten by Theda Care at Home with proceeds benefitting the Fox Valley End of Life Coalition and the Community Hospice Foundation, was the subject of a major article written by Cheryl Anderson of the Appleton Post-Crescent. 

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