DREAMS of the DEAD – THE FILM
Documentary, 18 minutes, 2019
DREAMS of the DEAD is a first-person journey propelled by memory and dreams.
When the filmmaker’s grandmother dies a sudden and traumatic death, the house that had been the emotional hub of the family becomes a portal to the past. But suburban development is encroaching, and the house is sold. With its demolition looming, the filmmaker takes us on a compelling voyage of emotional transformation.
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THE MEMORY PROJECT
In the wake of loss, what remains? Random artifacts, photographs, and places charged with meaning. We encourage you to share an image and your own story of an object, a place, or a photograph with emotional resonance.
In celebration of Culture Days, THE MEMORY PROJECT will be dedicated to images of places and objects that connect you to a home you have lost or left behind in Richmond – or elsewhere in the world, to come to Richmond.
Blue lamp from the early 1960s
Amanda G-J, West Vancouver (where I grew up)
My parents had two matching blue lamps. When I was about 10 or 11, I was chasing my little sister around the living room early one morning and knocked one of them over. To my horror, it smashed to pieces. It took all the courage I had to confess this to my parents. I was expecting to be punished, but they were surprisingly cool about the accident. I would have been furious! After my father died a few years later, the remaining lamp followed my mother to her next few apartments and, at last, to her final place in a care home. After she died, I adopted the lamp. It reminds me vividly of the years when all our family were alive and together . . . and I love the colour.Posted: 6,October 2020