New Jersey’s Good Grief counseling center offers a holistic approach to mourning. Filmmaker Katrine Philp presents viewers with a child’s perspective of its programs, offering an affectionate and intimate look at the lives of several children who have recently lost their parents and must navigate their grief by embracing sadness with honesty, bravery, humor, and love. The result is an enlightening film in which the students become our teachers in finding better ways of coping with loss. (Courtesy of MTV Documentary Films)

Winner: Documentary Feature Competition Grand Jury Award, SXSW Film Festival

Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Katrine Philp and Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm.

DOC NYC Live event: Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 2 ET on Facebook Live Exploring the film’s themes of how children cope with grief, we hear the expertise of Joe Primo (Good Grief), Vivian Nunez (Too Damn Young), Rebecca Soffer (Modern Loss), and author  Carole Geithner. 

Director: Katrine Philp
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Producer: Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Cinematographer: Katrine Philp, Adam Morris Philp
Editor: Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Publicist: Cinetic
US Distributor: MTV Documentary Films
Sales Agent: Submarine