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Seven Songs for a Long Life
POV Season 29
Feature Film | 01/30/2017 | 60 Mins

Hospice care is rarely associated with singing and laughter, but at Strathcarron it’s different. At this remarkable Scottish hospice center, patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor. Four years in the making, Seven Songs for a Long Life includes a hit parade of tunes belted out by patients and caregivers alike between reflections on life, love and mortality. Sinatra and R.E.M. have never been sung with more heart. The film illuminates a journey we will all take eventually, and shows how the songs we love best can help guide us. Official Selection of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.

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Film Credits —

  • Amy Hardie Amy Hardie