Living, Dying and 
the Power of Presence

KEVIN DUNN

Kevin Dunn's pro-life presentation will include video clips from some of the films he has produced on some of the most important social justice issues of our time: abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide. These include: "Vulnerable: The Euthanasia Deception" (2016), "The Vanier Way: The Power of Presence" (2015) and "Fatal Flaws" (2018). As a proud Roman Catholic and father of six, Kevin's message is one of sacrificial love. The content is life-affirming, hopeful and heart-warming.

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Kevin Dunn, who lives in Toronto, is a three-time Gemini Award (Canada's version of the Emmys) nominee with productions from a variety of genres including pop culture, science, history and children's programming. His new films pay particular attention to how the issues of abortion, euthanasia and suicide (assisted or otherwise) affect the vulnerable, the disabled and people with special needs. He asserts that "we are all vulnerable" and that our worth should only be measured by who we are as children of God.

He has traveled to four countries to interview people who have fallen prey or been victims of the lies of the culture and the laws that claim to protect the vulnerable. However, in all these real-life stories, there is redemption, a reason for hope. Each story becomes a launch point for discussion and catechesis while delivering practical, Christ-inspired ways of overcoming the insurmountable in our own lives and in the lives of those we love. 'Choice' as it is in known in our culture is an illusion. Our best defense is "the power of presence."

He speaks about the personhood of every human being and the science behind this truth. In the words of his friend, Cardinal Collins, "It's not about what we can do, it's about who we are as sons and daughters of God."

We may think the solution to abortion, euthanasia and suicide is beyond our reach. However, we hold it within ourselves. It is the call of Christ Himself: that we love God by being present to our neighbor and in humble service. We can save lives.