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The Gift: Film and Q&A

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In partnership with Compassionate Sheffield

This award-winning documentary (12A) by independent filmmaker Dr Barry J Gibb follows vibrant Californian artist, Barbara Bird, during the final year of her life and beyond her death. We share time with Barbara as she comes to terms with - and celebrates - her own mortality, challenging what makes a good life, a good death, a person? The live Q&A will be followed by an informal show & tell inspired by Barry’s latest film project, The Shape of Grief. Audience members are invited to bring along an object they treasure from a person they have lost.

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