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.
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.
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.
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.
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.