Why Dying Matters to Me
Dying means different things to different people; however, most of us share a common goal: to die a good death. In Why Dying Matters to Me, a film by Dying Matters, an eclectic range of people speak about why the manner in which they will die is important to them.
Sam Turner, Dying Matters director of public engagement, said participants were encouraged to speak about whatever they wanted to in relation to death. "The only direction we gave them was to start by saying, 'Dying matters to me because'. We understand that everyone's motivations for speaking are different so we wanted to capture why dying matters to different people."
Many of those who participated in the film were put in touch with Sam through Dying Matters' partner charities, including People in Partnership and People Bank. Video diary rooms open to the public were also set up at national and regional Dying Matters events.