Beautiful Something Left Behind

(Beautiful Something Left Behind)

A documentary presenting the stories of children trying to cope with the loss of their parents through the community meetings organised by Good Grief.

Good Grief is an organisation in New Jersey, which helps children to come to terms with their grief after losing their loved ones. We meet Peter, Nolan, Nicky, Kimmy, Mikayla and others who have lost either one or both of their parents. We watch as the counsellors at a community centre help them to discover their own feelings through independent play and unforced dialogue. The film has even successfully captured happy and ordinary moments in the centre’s daily activities in addition to the courage and openness of the protagonists on their journey to inner reconciliation.

Impact

Mental health is a huge topic, especially during the pandemic. The film Beautiful Something Left Behind provides insight into the Good Grief community in New Jersey, which cares for young children who have lost a loved one. The movement can be supported by a single or repeated donation. In the Czech Republic, the Nevypusť duši initiative has been running for several years now. It organises workshops primarily for high school students and teachers, and during the pandemic it made a significant contribution to the mental health care of students in distance learning. You can support them in the same way as the American Good Grief organisation.

About the film

Director: Katrine Philp
Denmark
2020 | 88 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

Panorama

Director

Katrine Philp

Filmography
2020 - Beautiful Something Left Behind
2018 - False Confessions
2015 - Home Sweet Home
2013 - Suitable

Katrine Philp

Screenings

14. 05. 14:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
CSL Interpretation Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
DiscussionJindřiška Prokopová, psychosocial worker, Cesta domů

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