The Lost Collective

TV and film

Watching other people’s experiences of depictions of grief can be very healing for many. Here we have collated some movies, documentaries and TV series that others have found helpful.

Grayson Perry helps people to tailor ceremonies that are appropriate to their personal situations. In episode one he helps two couples tailor personal rituals to mark deaths within their families.

After Life is a comedy series that follows Tony’s experience of life after the loss of his wife.

In this documentary, Reverend Richard Coles opens up the conversation around bereavement, as he goes on a personal grief voyage and tries some unconventional activities that have helped others to live with loss.

Themes of loss, trauma and life thereafter are covered throughout this comedy series.

Don’t Talk About the Baby is the first documentary to explore the cultural stigmas surrounding pregnancy loss and infertility. Through expert interviews and intimate personal accounts, this film explores the pervasive silence surrounding miscarriage, infertility and stillbirth, and encourages the viewer to start conversations in their own communities.

Myleene Klass opens up about the trauma of her miscarriages, with the aim of breaking the taboo which often surrounds this type of pregnancy loss.

Filmed over 2 years at UCLH and the Rosie Hospital, Child of Mine sensitively follows three couples through their personal journeys of losing a child before birth.

After suffering several pregnancy losses herself, BBC global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar goes on a search for answers, and looks at how care for this extremely common but little talked-about experience could be improved around the world.

Presenter Andrea Byrne shares her own experience of pregnancy loss; looking at the stigma that surrounds it to the support that’s available.

This movie depicts the story of a young mother’s home birth ending in unfathomable tragedy. She then begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.