Dr Jimmy Hay will explore representations of the lived experience of grief in contemporary cinema. He’ll consider the extent to which they are successful in offering more nuanced and empathetic portrayals of an experience that is often used more as a plot device when addressed in film.
Jimmy will discuss an ongoing project he is engaged with. By utilising the formal elements of film language in two creative filmmaking projects, it seeks to explore whether it is possible to create genuine empathy and capture the lived experience of grief and the mourning process on film.
All Good Grief online events are free to attend online.