Remembering Sophie - The 2016 Grief Lecture - A Free Public Event

You are warmly invited to attend the 2016 Annual Grief Lecture which will take place on Thursday, 28th July 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Village Roadshow Theatrette at the State Library of Victoria at 179 Latrobe Street, Melbourne.

Remembering Sophie

On June 17, 2009, 18-month old Sophie Schulz died instantly when she was caught in a massage table’s hydraulic mechanism. When a SafeWork SA investigation was abandoned, adding anger and frustration to their grief, Justine and Brendon fought for a coronial inquest. Those attending the Grief Lecture will hear the Schulz’s heartbreaking story firsthand. The lecture will begin with a screening of the documentary Remembering Sophie (30 mins), followed by a Q&A with Justine and Brendon and documentary producer and director Kath McIntyre.

Remembering Sophie is a documentary that has been made in her memory and to help people understand more about grief. “Grief is an individual journey,” says Sophie’s mother Justine. “You can get help for sure, and ask for advice, but ultimately, it’s your journey."

Producer and Director Kath McIntyre said “I wanted to make a film that normalises grief and shows that you can survive. The courage of the family in this film will inspire and help anyone who has lost a loved one. Beyond that, it aims to shine a light on the effects of workplace accidents – they don’t just happen to workers – and the lasting legacy they can have...”
The lecture will conclude with an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session.

Village Roadshow Theatrette State Library of Victoria
Entry 3
179 Latrobe Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tea and coffee from 6:30 pm
Please note that registration is essential due to limited numbers and for catering purposes.

The 2016 Grief Lecture is proudly sponsored by the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust