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11 comments on “Say Their Name

  1. Thursday 5th September 2013 at 10:55 am

    Wow that is brilliant (she says wiping away tears)
    Its so hard to get messages accross to families that I work with sometimes because they are experiencing the begining of this agonising process.
    I hope that I can use this short film in my work.
    Week in week out I see this. That footage has really helped me especially today since yesterdays funeral of a 15 year old girl so tragically taken is fresh in my thoughts. When I am able to find an appropriate time I will mention this.
    Compassionate friends is on my web site but Id love to link to this film if thats OK?
    Thank you!

  2. Kateyanne

    Tuesday 13th August 2013 at 7:21 am

    Thank you for making this film. Thank you Charles for offering it up to your community. I was with each parent and sibling, deeply listening to them name and remember their loved one. It’s a good thing, this.

  3. Vale

    Friday 9th August 2013 at 9:05 am

    This is such a beautiful film, and springs from such important, loving, work. Thank you for promoting it Charles.

  4. Thursday 8th August 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We were asked to make this film for The Compassionate Friends and believe its the only film of its kind to be made by bereaved parents for bereaved parents and siblings. We have learned so much in the making of Say Their Name. Most importantly that our feelings of isolation and despair are felt by all bereaved parents. To outlive your child is in the wrong order of things and we hope the film will help others find their way through this worst of all losses.
    Jane and Jimmy

    • Kathryn Edwards

      Thursday 8th August 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Really beautiful work, dear ones, to showcase such articulate storytelling and promote remembrance. May the project contribute to your continuing healing from the shock and sorrow of losing Joshua.

  5. Wednesday 7th August 2013 at 5:09 pm

    This is truly amazing. Thanks for posting Charles!

  6. Wednesday 7th August 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I’m so glad people are making time to watch it. It’s marvellous, isn’t it?

  7. Wednesday 7th August 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you for posting this Charles – one of the most moving pieces of film that I’ve seen and utterly deserving of multiple awards in testimony to the powerful truths spoken by the parents we saw.

  8. Wednesday 7th August 2013 at 10:26 am

    Heart breaking yet reality, Jed I couldn’t agree more with your comments.
    I have a partner that lost her child nearly 20 years ago, long before we met each other, Last year would have been his 21st Birthday, no tears, just a cocktail party with family and friends that were around when he passed away, and we celebrated his life, short as it was we celebrated the 3 years he was alive, the cocktail party was a decision made by both me and my partner, with the blessing of
    her 3 other Children, the men wore diner Jackets, and the ladies wore evening dresses, before the evening got going a toast was made to the little boy that we were remembering, emotional to say the least. may he rest in peace…

    • Kathryn Edwards

      Thursday 8th August 2013 at 9:53 pm

      What a moving account of an elegant remembrance and celebration of the lifespan — literal and poetic — of your partner’s little boy.

  9. Jed

    Wednesday 7th August 2013 at 2:16 am

    Beautifully brilliant.

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