The Farewell: Culture’s Role in How We Approach End-of-Life

Posted on 01/07/2020

In the movie, The Farewell, we’re introduced to Billi—a young Chinese-American woman who is conflicted when her family refuses to tell her terminally grandmother, Nai Nai, that she is dying of lung cancer. This fascinating movie enlightens viewers as it reminds us that how we deal, discuss and engage with death/dying is deeply influenced by our culture. We are called by this movie to consider how one’s culture greatly informs the way they approach issues of end-of-life care.

We were inspired to share our stories about how culture and/or ethnicities have influenced the ways in which we engage with the topic of death/dying. Click here to read more.