Palliative - a documentary screening


Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:00pm


Tosteson Medical Educaton Building #209
Palliative - a documentary screening

The Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School is honored to invite you to a screening of PALLIATIVE, winner of Denver Film Festival Best Short. PALLIATIVE is a documentary short exploring the conversations during end-of-life care with pediatric Palliative care specialist Dr. Nadia Tremonti. Filmed over several years in Detroit at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, PALLIATIVE aims to draw attention to a vital area of care struggling to overcome the stigmas of pediatric death and dying.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Filmmaker John Beder and Dr. Nadia Tremonti, who is feature in the film. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Isaac Chua, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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About the Director and Producer

John Beder is an award-winning documentary director and producer from Boston, MA. John was a music student at the Boston Arts Academy and attended Boston University as a Thomas M. Menino Scholar. Now John and his wife Katie make up Bed Rock Productions a documentary and motion graphics production company based out of Chattanooga, TN. Formed in 2014 Bed Rock Productions has a client list that includes the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Denver Department of Public Health. Besides producing their own films John and Katie are also producers at WTCI PBS in Chattanooga creating short-form documentaries for their local community. Documentary Facebook page:

About Dr. Nadia Tremonti

As head of palliative medicine, one of Tremonti's jobs is building a program to care for patients and their families who are facing the possibility of death. Since starting the position in July 2007, she provides supportive care for 45 children and their families, is introduced to about 10 families a month, and stays in touch with 25 bereaved families. Children’s Hospital of Michigan.