Lost Nation Road


    Spiritual activist Stephen Jenkinson and musician Gregory Hoskins hit the road for nights of grief and mystery: part rock concert, part ode to wonder, and a love letter for the willingness to know endings.

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    Lost Nation Road

    • British-Columbia
    • Length: 24:32
    • Director: Ian MacKenzie
    • Genre: Documentary
    • Topics: Music
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    Spiritual activist Stephen Jenkinson weaves a grief road and rally cry for the return of elderhood in a troubled time.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 20 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

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    Ian MacKenzie ,  British-Columbia


    For years, Stephen Jenkinson led the palliative care department at a major Canadian hospital. Sitting at the deathbeds of over 1000 people, he discovered again and again “a wretched anxiety” around death. He recognized this death phobia it is not a personal issue, but a symptom of a larger cultural absence, including the loss of elders. Soon after Stephen and his wife Nathalie opened the Orphan Wisdom School - a learning house for "elders-in-training." This fall, he's heading on the road one more time, alongside veteran Canadian musician Gregory Hoskins for the ‘Nights of Grief and Mystery’ tour. LOST NATION ROAD weaves a compelling case for what happened to elders in this culture, the consequence on youth today, and what can be done for the generations to come.


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