Huntington Convention Center | Cleveland, OH
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Carolyn Jones is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who specializes in telling stories that shed light on issues of global concern. From people “living positively” with AIDS to women artists supporting entire communities and nurses on the front lines of our healthcare system, Jones has devoted her career to celebrating invisible populations and breaking down barriers. Her most widely acclaimed book publications include Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS and The American Nurse, which led to a feature documentary included in the U.S. State Department's American Film Showcase. In the spring of 2018 her award-winning documentary Defining Hope, which was the culmination of a journey investigating how we can make better end-of-life choices, was broadcast over 1,000 times on PBS stations nationwide. Carolyn is currently in production on her latest project, a documentary about the important and unique role that nurses play in Emergency Departments across the country.
Filmmaker, photographer and author Carolyn Jones examines what it's like to be on the receiving end of that care. In this session, Jones will share clips from Defining Hope, her latest film, which follows patients with life-threatening illnesses as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. It is about optimism and reminds us that we have choices in how we die.
Carolyn will also delve into her own personal experience with loss, which took place unexpectedly in the midst of filming Defining Hope.