Moments of Life

The phenomenon of perinatal grief has largely gone unrecognized; parents who live through the experience frequently find themselves isolated, with no resources to support them. Co-directed by Samuel-A. Caron and France Gallant, Moments of Life breaks the silence on this sensitive subject. We follow a group of bereaved parents who organize to offer support in their region, driven by a determination to reduce isolation. This film is both a conversation-starter and a source of hope and inspiration.

Project Details

Release Date

October 15, 2020

Content Component(s)

TV One-Off

Episode(s)

1 x 20 min

Genre(s)

Documentary

Target Audience(s)

Adults

Health & Wellness Subject Area(s)

Family Life

Thousands of Canadian families are affected by perinatal grief every year, and yet the issue has remained largely unrecognized. Parents who’ve lived through the experience of miscarriage or the death of a newborn find themselves feeling very much alone, with nobody to listen to them. The health-care system doesn’t have the resources to help, and there are few tools that allow community members to offer support.

Co-directed by Samuel-A. Caron and France Gallant, Moments of Life shares the stories of women and men who’ve experienced this particular form of grief, shining light on a sensitive subject. We follow bereaved parents who form a group in the Edmundston region, where they live, to offer support for people who’ve been through the same painful experience. Driven by their desire to bring comfort to others and raise awareness about the legitimacy of their pain, these parents are determined to have their voices heard. And through education, they aim to break the silence around perinatal grief, counter common misunderstandings, and help people who’ve lived through the experience feel less isolated.

In following their efforts, the film is not only a conversation-starter but also a source of hope and inspiration for other parents. Grief endures, but sorrow can be shared.

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