From October 2016 – March 2017, John Taylor Hospice and University of Birmingham are giving patients the opportunity to take part in a film-making project. The Life: Moving project is a unique collaboration between researchers, photographer and film-maker Briony Campbell, and hospice patients that explores the power of film to communicate the meaningful and honest experiences of those affected by terminal illness.

Focusing on the needs of people with a terminal illness, their families, communities and the organisations that support them, participants will be given the skills and support to create audio-visual stories. These stories, we hope, will provide a range of benefits for the individuals taking part but also for wider understandings of the needs of these groups. They’ll also tell us about the potential of film to shift attitudes about human vulnerability.

The core team includes staff from John Taylor Hospice, researchers from the University of Birmingham and other support partners.

University of Birmingham: Dr Michele Aaron, now at University of Warwick (m.aaron@warwick.ac.uk)
Independent photographer and film-maker: Briony Campbell (me@brionycampbell.com)
John Taylor Hospice Well-Being Team: Jed Jerwood (jed.jerwood@nhs.net) or Gail Hipkiss (gail.hipkiss@nhs.net)

The larger research team included:  Dr Lisa Metherell (BCU), Dr Cath Lambert (University of Warwick) and Professor Russell Beale (University of Birmingham)



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