"The Last Lullaby" 30 minute documentary film
A cinematic lullaby to gently approach and access ideas, imaginations and questions around end of life.
A resource by Sophie Dia Pegrum
Pointing a camera into the sun is as taboo as actively envisioning the end of life. Death cannot be known and the human imagination is the only map. Despite the rich history of anthropological research into death, ritual and religion, there is less on dying as a stage of life, and even less on how humans imagine the unknowable.
“The Last Lullaby” is a cine-exploration of some of humankind’s deepest existential questions, guided by Blessing, a soul midwife and threshold singer whose lifework has been to gently chaperone people to their last breath. The film breaks taboo by gazing into the sun, raising the question of whether facing death can be an exercise in creativity.
Filmmaker: Sophie Dia Pegrum
Featuring: Blessing (Presence Tarika Brandt)
Film TRT: 30 Mins