Seven Songs for a Long Life


FRI 5th AUG, 2.45PM



Amy Hardie, UK, 2015, 82’

How did it happen? A movie about six hospice patients which you just want to keep watching! Funny, touching and passionate in their enjoyment of life, this film surprises with its use of song. A great score by Mark Orton leads us through one of the key issues of our age: medicine has recently changed our relationship with fatal disease: we can now live for years, rather than months, after a terminal diagnosis. Sometimes. How do we cope with this uncertainty? The documentary cast are quirky, wry front-runners in a journey that we will all face.


Amy Hardie headshot


Dr Amy Hardie is a documentary film-maker with several international awards. Her documentary feature The Edge of Dreaming, was the first Scottish feature documentary to be selected for competition at IDFA in 2009 and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Kiev International Film Festival.  After a year spent as film-maker in residence in Strathcarron Hospice, she received BBC and international finance to direct feature documentary, ‘Seven Songs for a Long Life’, which has gone on to screen at film festivals such as SXSW (USA), DOXA (Canada) and DocEdge (New Zealand).


Director: Amy Hardie

Producer: Sonja Henrici

Camera: Amy Hardie, Julian Schwanitz

Editor: Colin Monie/ Nick Gibbon

Sound: Douglas MacDougall

Music: Mark Orton




Friday 5th Aug, 2.45pm, Heritage Centre, Kells

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