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Videos about bereavement, collected and complied by us.

Movies, short films or video projects can help us understand our own grief and bereavement. Get lost in the stories and characters that feature in our carefully chosen selection of must-see clips.

Movie

The Things We Lost In The Fire

2007


A recently widowed wife (Audrey Burke) invites her past husband’s heroin-addicted childhood best friend (Jerry Sunborne) to live with her, as they process their grief together. Jerry and Audrey’s relationship hits multiple rocks as he struggles with his drug addiction, while living in Audrey’s house along with her two children.

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This film is beautiful in its brutal honesty. The story approaches grief and loss in a tragic but real way, helping audiences understand that the road through grief isn’t always perfect.


Infinite poster
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Infinite is a captivatingly beautiful and delicate short film that reminds us of the most important things in life, and that once someone has passed that does not mean they are gone forever. We highly recommend this tear-jerking short film.


Short Films

Infinite – Omeleto

2016


A young terminally-ill man (Sid) asks his 4 closet, childhood friends to help his life and existence become infinite after his passing. Together the group of friends agree to help Sid in his quest to becoming infinite by collecting 5 items linked to 5 words that connect Sid to his life: love, home, location, friends and family. Each person chooses a specific and personal item, ready to be burned and turned into carbon dioxide and water vapour. As these items burn they are then dispersed into the atmosphere remaining ever present. This is what Sid believes will keep his life and memories infinite.

Netflix Series

Afterlife

2019


Ricky Gervais’s Afterlife Netflix series faces the anguish and emotions following the loss of a loved one head on, through this comical and Britishly satirical series. The recently widowed husband (Tony) struggles to cope after the loss of his beloved his wife to cancer. Tony addresses many of the painfully true feelings that follow extreme grief, discussing his potential suicide plans and increasing substance abuse with his work colleagues and remaining family. As he battles through his own grief journey, Tony meets many different people who help him understand his emotions, bringing light and laughter back into his life.

Afterlife poster
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Afterlife addresses many of the negative and harmful emotions that follow grief and bereavement, through a comical and satirical narrative. Afterlife reminds us of the little things in life that bring happiness and joy, even after a loved one has passed.


Blog


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Quotes About Loss


Memories

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”


Hellen Keller

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”


Mary VanHaute

“You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.”


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