“We asked members of the Thrive community to share a documentary they recently watched that opened their minds to a new perspective, idea, or passion …. A Love that Never Dies … “is neither a depressing film nor a sentimental one…. the smorgasbord of grief laid out here, in all its variety — wit and humour, shame and defiance — is a testament to life.”

“The death of a child is never an easy subject to broach. No matter how long you’ve known the parents it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about their grief. Fear of getting it wrong can mean some people avoid the conversation altogether.” Jimmy and Jane offer five things they have learnt since their son Joshua died in 2011

‘The grief following the death of your child lasts a lifetime’

SYLVIA  THOMPSON

Irish Times 9th May 2019

“Lean into your grief in whatever way works best for you was the strong message from the documentary, A Love That Never Dies, shown by the Irish Hospice Foundation and the Good Grief Project in Dublin this month…

Shapes of Grief is produced by Liz Gleeson, an Irish grief therapist. Liz hosts conversations with ordinary people about their experience of loss and grief in their lives. Through the recounting of our grief stories, healing can begin to happen, both for the teller and the listener.

Enduring Love: How parents survive the death of a child

KATHY DONAGHY

Irish Independent 3rd April 2019

“There shouldn’t be a time frame around healing. You don’t ‘get over it’. The more you love, the more you hurt. You can’t get around sadness – you have to go through it. We’re saying let’s be brave and strong and let’s allow people to be open. Let’s not apply rules”.

Jane Harris talks to

Stephen Jardine about

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES

BBC Radio Scotland 29th June 2018

Holding the Dead in our Hearts and Lives

JIMMY EDMONDS AND JANE HARRIS

Therapy Today June 2018

‘In grief we discover, often surprisingly, that the people we attach to, the people we love most deeply, have affected us in ways that we don’t always realise’

Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds

talk  to Kat Orman about

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES

BBC Radio Oxford 12th June 

Jane Harris

talks about

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES

with Jennie Murray

BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour 18th May

Learning to live with the loss of your child

ANNE JOSEPH

Jewish Chronicle 17th May 2018

‘Death is shrouded in silence and we wanted to normalise a very abnormal situation …’

A Love That Never Dies: a movie about grief and hope

TOM KIHL

Gasholder (London Belongs to Me network)

8th May 2018

‘Expressing their love – and embracing their pain – through creating things has become the process they’ve since let take over their lives.’

Directors

Jimmy Edmonds and Jane Harris

talk about

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin

BBC BREAKFAST SHOW 8TH MAY 2018

WATCH HERE ….

‘Sometimes, the greatest fear is when everyone stops talking about her or him, as if they never existed.’

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES – a review

A most sensitive and profound portrayal

BARBARA AND MICHAEL WILSON

The Psychologist May 2018 

On rare occasions a work of art is produced that inspires an audience to recognise that human beings belong to one great family…. a brilliant road movie in the best American tradition

The Big Picture

Opening the door on grief

British Medical Journal 17th March 2018

When Kelly Anglin’s son died aged 14, she was loath to disturb anything in his room and when documentary film makers visited a year later nothing had changed.

READ MORE ….

A Love That Never Dies

    A tender and moving pilgrimage of two grieving parents.

The Wee Review  

There is something shocking and yet therapeutic about this film: it is as straightforward and as honest as it could possibly be. In the realisation that tiptoeing around the truth and pain does not help, the directors make the decision of digging deep into their and other’s grief, with understanding, delicacy, and frankness.

How to take control of death

Annalisa  Barbieri

The Guardian 6th Jan 2018

We plan for births, but fail to take full charge with deaths. Annalisa Barbieri meets the families who are building coffins, cancelling the hearses and creating highly personalised funeral services – before, sadly, putting her new knowledge to use

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES – a review

Judith Gunn

Good On Paper March 2017

The last time I saw Josh Edmonds, was outside Vue Cinema in Stroud, it was cold and we were going to different films so we chatted in the queue. On March 16th at 7.30pm, Josh will be back at Vue Cinema, only this time in spirit, because Josh died in a road accident in Vietnam six years ago. He was twenty two. He left behind his parents, a brother and sister and many, many friends. A Love That Never Dies is a film inspired by Josh’s life, his death and the trauma of the loss of a child.

Launch of The Good Grief Project

Inside Palliative Care

Autumn 2016

The Good Grief Project is a newly formed bereavement charity dedicated to an understanding grief as an active and creative process – we discover how it came about.

Exploring Grief with Photography

Bereavement Care

August 2015

As a filmmaker and a psychological therapist, Jimmy Edmonds and Jane Harris explore both artistic and therapeutic responses to the grief they now experience. In this article Jane and Jimmy introduce just some of the projects they have been involved with since Josh’s death.

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RELEASED

Jimmy Edmonds

July 2011

In early 2011, Jimmy Edmonds’ son was killed in a road accident while traveling in SE Asia. From personal tragedy he has created a moving and insightful book that reflects the way we use photographs in the process of mourning. It is also an exploration of the nature of photography itself. The “chaos of meaning” that Edmonds discovers lying at the heart of photography, mirrors almost exactly his own confusion surrounding the death of his son. Rarely have photography and poetry come together with such force.

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