Charles Cowling


 

Film made by Jimmy Edmonds and Jane Harris, nominated for a Good Funeral Award. Beautifully crafted and very, very powerful.

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Clare
6 years ago

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… Read more »

Kateyanne
Kateyanne
6 years ago

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.

Vale
Vale
7 years ago

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

Jane Harris
7 years ago

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
beyondgoodbye.co.uk

Kathryn Edwards
Kathryn Edwards
7 years ago
Reply to  Jane Harris

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.

Poppy Mardall
7 years ago

This is truly amazing. Thanks for posting Charles!

Fran Hall
7 years ago

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.

G M Taylor
7 years ago

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… Read more »

Kathryn Edwards
Kathryn Edwards
7 years ago
Reply to  G M Taylor

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

Jed
Jed
7 years ago

Beautifully brilliant.