Funeral Rights explores the increasing popularity for alternative funerals. The film presents the rising trend to turn away from traditional and conventional ceremonies and investigates exactly what alternative choices are available and just why many, are now seeking the chance to take control of their own funeral and final goodbye.
There are 7 short 4 minute clips to watch (click more) and in this first clip the contemporary option of a “return to nature” through a burial in a nature reserve or woodland is explained.
Influenced by personal accounts from former slaves, this short film depicts a fictional account of the life of an African slave. Through the eyes and voice of a relative the film presents the harrowing journey of an African slave, like so many captured and forced to leave his home, and travel to his new enslaved life on a Caribbean plantation. Produced by Media19 for Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
Facing the Music investigates the allure of learning to play a musical instrument for all generations. Following the ambitious, young violinist Sophie as she prepares for her first orchestra lead performance, the film explores the hard work and dedication required to master a musical instrument along with the chores and triumphs that playing can bring.
An award winning series of films featuring a selection of visions for the new Millennium as submitted by the public including; a plea for all alleged WW1 deserters who were executed, to be pardoned; a Buddhist’s view on the new Millennium and; a single woman’s view on life and her desire to be just single.