Seven Songs for a Long Life

Director: Amy Hardie | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2015 | Length: 80 min
Language: English | Age: 12+ years

From the moment Tosh refuses to fill in his assessment form and serenades us with a remarkably good Sinatra song, this documentary grabs life through song.

Six hospice patients allow us into tender, vulnerable and funny moments of their lives. Singing unlocks the patients’ pasts, guides their dreams and their futures. A passionate and touching film about uncertainty, about the future that faces all of us, with a score by Mark Orton.

“Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to help face your own mortality, making the process of dying itself safe, individual, and as gentle as possible.” – Director Amy Hardie

This film received support from the Bertha Film Fund and the Bertha / Doc Society Connect Fund.

“remarkable and hugely dignified” The Herald

“This incredibly moving documentary is all the more affecting because of the unsentimental way it’s told.” The Guardian

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