Being Human is the UK’s first national festival of the humanities. Between 15 and 23 November 2014, the festival will engage people across the UK with innovative research.
At the National Museum of Scotland there is a day of events with two film screenings documenting an individual's struggle with Motor Neurone Disease and another's experience of a serious illness. In the evening there is panel discussion about how documentary film can give voice to people with serious, often terminal illnesses.
Film: I AM BREATHING - 12:30 - 13:45
Film: THE EDGE OF DREAMING - 15:00 - 16:15
Panel discussion and reception: Visualising Voices - 18:00 -21:00
Filmmakers Emma Davie and Amy Hardie join producer Sonja Henrici to discuss the ways documentary film can help people with serious, often terminal illnesses, to find and to articulate their own voices, making those voices heard in new ways.