This beautifully told story will touch your soul, and have you moving between laughter and tears, as it follows Peter Roberts, the only music thanatologist in Australia. Peter is a Geelong-based musician who uses harp, voice and silence to comfort terminally ill people in their last moments of life. His purpose is to lead people into “a comfortable container of silence”, when nothing else can be done, and when the doctors can do no more. His focus is on the dying process and he helps people to die in peace when often everyone wants them to stay. But it’s a calling that has taken its toll.
An award-winning venue in the heart of Byron Bay. Lovingly called ‘Festival HQ’ the inaugural festival occurred here in January 2006 screening just 55 Australian Films and BBFF has grown steadily every year and grown its presence across the Community Centre.
The films screening here are eclectic, colourful, quirky, sometimes challenging, sometimes inspirational, but always intriguing, just like Byron’s own uniquely diverse community. Completed in late 2002, The Byron Community Centre is a world-class venue in the heart of Byron Bay. This multi-purpose facility hosts a great variety of activities including performing arts events, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, receptions and functions. It also accommodates the Bay FM Community Radio, Liberation Larder, Planet Corroboree (an Aboriginal art and craft shop) and Fundamentals (a natural health store).
The Centre plays a major community development function in the Byron shire. Over 20+ years it has established many community services, helping create over 60 jobs and bringing in over $10 million to the local community.