Grief, Death and Love

Grief, Death and Love

Season

Please note: this season finished in May 2018

In partnership with Festival of Ideas we present two important documentaries that explore a subject that impacts us all but which we would rather not have to think about: death.

Whether sudden or anticipated, death is not the end. The death of a person leaves relatives and friends with a complex mix of emotions which may never be fully resolved. And for a person approaching their own death, they not only have to live with the people they share their lives with, but also with the gut-wrenching emotion of no longer being.

Is there a way in which both of these experiences can benefit from being shared? Should we be able to talk more openly about death and the range of emotions it initiates? These two documentaries bravely and in very different styles share those experiences. Island (Sat 19 May 14:30) follows four terminally ill cancer patients as they each approach the end of their lives whilst A Love That Never Dies (Sun 20 May 14:30) sees two parents grieve for their lost son by going on a road trip across the USA to find out how we grieve, why we grieve, and why we are afraid of those that are going through this process.

We are delighted that both screenings will be followed by discussions with the filmmakers.


Previous screenings in this season

A Love That Never Dies  12A   Grief, Death and Love

A Love That Never Dies
Please note: This was screened in May 2018
Film
How do we grieve? Why do we grieve? And why are we afraid of those that do grieve? In this very personal documentary two parents grieving for their lost son travel across the USA in search of answers to these questions.

Island  15   Grief, Death and Love

Island
Please note: This was screened in May 2018
Film
This haunting, deeply moving and strangely life-affirming documentary follows four terminally ill cancer patients as they each approach the end of their lives.