Written & Directed by Lynette Wallworth
Produced by Kath Shelper
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Image: Lynette Wallworth
Tender is the story of one community teaching itself how to be as present in death as we have learnt to become in birth.
They are not trained or equipped but they are willing to learn and what they learn they share throughout this film; during which one of their most loved members is diagnosed with lung cancer. As they struggle to take on the responsibility of end of life with dignity, humour and cost effectiveness, they do so with the imminent understanding that their friend Nigel is probably about to die. These two realities converge in Tender and they are a revelation in the power of community spirit.