Learning Resources

Here we hope to highlight resources connected to film-making, in addition to providing links to short films which address themes of death, dying and palliative care. These are intended to serve as possible inspiration for films made on the course, or perhaps as starting points for discussions around how film-making can convey ideas about death and dying.


The Dad Project (2011)

My Favourite Picture of You (2013)

Watching Me Watching You (2013)

The seventh part of a series ‘The Long Goodbye’ by Rosetta Life.

These are just a few videos which may prove helpful/relevant.

For more films related to death, dying and palliative care (both short and long form), there is an extensive selection at ProgramsForElderly.com.

Tulip (2016)

Tulip is a photography book which documents the relationship between Celine Marchbank and her dying mother, Sue, through the medium of photography



Here are some links to external websites which are broadly relevant to the goals and interests of the project: film-making, ethics and creative work with vulnerable groups.

Film-making ethical guidelines

  1. https://blog.witness.org/2015/10/announcing-witness-ethical-guidelines-for-using-eyewitness-footage-in-human-rights/
  2. What to Do About Documentary Distortion? Toward a Code of Ethics – International Documentary Association
  3. ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Review Paper: ‘Visual Ethics: Ethical Issues in Visual Research’

Work with vulnerable groups

  1. Every Minute of Every Day – a collaborative ethnographic research project between Goldsmiths, University of London, Richard House Children’s Hospice and St Joseph’s Hospice.
  2. The Big Life Fix – BBC television series about technological innovations for people in need

Impact Report

Read about the effects that this project had on all those involved