If there is one video you watch today then let it be this short film made by a Cape Town based filmmaker Adrian Steirn which aired on BBC 1 last night.
Have a look at this comment left on YouTube.
“This video is one of the most thought-provoking, incredible and beautiful I have ever seen.”
The short film covers the last 2 weeks of life of Lord Philip Gould, Labour peer, strategist and Deputy Chairman of Freud Communications who died from oesophageal cancer in November 2011.
Don’t let the subject of his death scare you into not watching this…in fact i think if death scares you then you should definitely watch it. Philip Gould showed that for the terminally ill and those closest to them, there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration in those final weeks just as intense as those of fear, discomfort and sadness.
How moving was that hey.
“In the last weeks of his life Philip Gould completed a book, When I Die, which is published in the UK tomorrow, and collaborated with director and photographer Adrian Steirn to produce a short film that is released online today.
Philip was committed to sharing his experiences from the ‘death zone’ through one final campaign.
Philip’s book “When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone” is published on April 19th in the UK by Little Brown. All proceeds from the book will go to the National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Fund (Donations to justgiving.com/nogcf) and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (Donations to royalmarsden.org/philipgould)”
Go visit Adrian Steirn’s website www.adriansteirn.com .
The guy is incredibly talented.