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Writer/Director Teace Snyder discusses the motivation for the film Hold Me. Touching on issues of end of life, compassion fatigue, doctor assisted dying and more, Hold Me is a film that encourages us to open up and talk about our grief in order to heal.
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Hold Me is the story of an end of life caregiver struggling with grief as she works holding and consoling people being voluntarily euthanized in the parts of the United States where doctor assisted dying is not yet legal.
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After accompanying a friend's father through his final hours, Hannah finds herself conflicted and uncertain. She can barely bring herself to do her job any longer and soon, her own mother is hospitalized. Desperate for money to pay for the medical bills, Hannah agrees to the unthinkable–to meet someone before she holds them–to get to know someone before she has to watch them die.
As her life spirals out of control, Hannah tries to keep herself together for the sake of those around her. But her judgment increasingly falters and her mother's health suddenly worsens. She can't escape the path she's chosen or the memories of all those she's ushered to death's door. With no other direction to turn, Hannah faces her pain and allows herself to grieve.
The panel discussion was featured alongside the premiere of the film Hold Me. Our aim is to help open hearts and minds to talking about the end of life and the significance of being a caregiver in that time. We would like to extend our thanks to the panelists, the audience and to caregivers everywhere.