A grief-stricken young man searches for the meaning of home
after his mother’s battle with cancer, which spanned the length of his life, comes to a close.
Becoming Home (2015) is a full-length documentary about grief, love, and moving forward. After a fulfilling run of screenings, we are releasing the film online for free in hopes of spreading healing, understanding, and creativity. We encourage you to watch at home, together with friends, or to hold your own free public viewing.
Synopsis – Becoming Home is one of many products of a young man’s close relationship with his mother. At the age of 22, Michael F. DuBois finished a documentary chronicling the first year after the death of his mother. He set out to discover why she had the astounding impact on others that she did – and how to live his life in her absence. Four years later, his life is finally settling into a happy rhythm. Living as an artist on Cape Cod, Michael feels as though he is finally coming back to the world. And the nagging thought at the back of his head was that his documentary was never truly complete. Upon looking at the footage more closely, he discovers that many of his friends and family were telling him how his mother was special and how to move forward after her passing – he just couldn’t hear them in his haze of grief. “Becoming Home” is his finished story. It is the story of his mother, and her grace through life. It is the story of his childhood. And it is the story of learning to move forward after those losses, without moving away from them.
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