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Now in its fourth year, Screening Rights is the Midlands' international festival of social justice film. The festival programme combines screenings of some of the most interesting and highly acclaimed new films with post screening discussions involving directors, producers, writers, activists and experts. Screening Rights aims to inspire and develop debate on the potential of film to affect personal, social and political change.

Filmed over 12 months on the Isle of Wight, Island is a life-affirming reflection on the phenomena of dying, portraying the transition away from personhood and observing the last days and hours of life and the moment of death.

There will be a Q&A after the film with director Steven Eastwood, Palliative Care Consultant, Dr Anna Locke and Sharon Hudson from St Mary's Hospice. The panel will be chaired by Dr Michele Aaron from Warwick University.

(Film running time is 90 mins, followed by the Q&A of approx. 45 mins).

I wanted to be witness to the moment of death, because I felt that this was taboo in our society. I wanted to ask, why is that taboo, given that death happens every day and is as natural an event as birth?

Steven Eastwood, Director of Island

MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

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