Through conversations with scholars and health care professionals; Artist Marie Brett (E.gress) explores questions relating to death and care in contemporary Ireland. The conversations span medical, philosophical, folkloric and legal perspectives, offering an insight into the intimate and privileged moments of the artist/participant encounter.

Directed by Colm Mullen, Anima is based on Marie Brett’s research project Whispers and was in collaboration with St Francis Hospice, Raheny, UCD School of Social Sciences and Law and The National Folklore Collection.

The film was funded through the 2016 Documentation Bursary.

The film is set to screen at this year’s  Guth Gafa International Documentary FIlm Festival in Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath, in competition as part of the Short Lens Documentary programme on Monday 7th of August at 12pm in the Hangar Cinema.

For further information visit: Short Lens Documentary Competition



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