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Seven Songs for a Long Life Film

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PublisherEdinburgh DataVault
Date of data production2 Oct 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
Date made available2 Oct 2015

Description

Amy Hardie is the photographer on this film about our changing relationship with death. A terminal diagnosis used to mean death within months. Modern medicine allows patients to live on for years. A passionate and touching film about uncertainty, about the future that faces all of us, following six patients who choose to sing their way through life. With a score by Mark Orton,(composer Nebraska)

Festival Premieres: North American Premiere at SxSW festival in Austin, Texas, USA; International Premiere at Helsinki DocPoint, Finland; German Premiere in Emden, Germany; Canadian Premiere at Doxa, Vancouver; West Coast Premiere at Southbay Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA.

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Abstract

What do you do when you are 45 and diagnosed with bone cancer? Or as a young mother with hodgkins lymphona? Or if you are lucky enough to make it to your sixties but your lungs and hips are gone? This film offers a surprising answer. You sing, and maybe you dance. This feature documentary follows six patients after a terminal diagnosis. When you know your death is imminent, it is time to take stock of your life. It is also time to fulfil dreams that have been lost. Dealing with the shock of the final diagnosis, the patients allow us to share their emotional and physical journey at home, through hospital treatments, and then in the hospice. In these last months, they rediscover some of their earlier passions – for music, and even for dance.

Data Citation

"Seven Songs for a Long Life Film" [moving image] Hardie, Amy (2015) https://doi.org/10.7488/197bc9c5-f3ed-424c-82f2-a91a7b728de3

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  • Seven Songs for a Long Life FIlm

    Storage locationEdinburgh DataVault
    Access descriptionThis dataset is held in the DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh staff. To request a copy, contact the Depositor, or the Contact Person or Data Manager. Further info: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault
    Mediahttps://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault
    TypeAudiovisual

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