Filmakers Jimmy Edmonds & Jane Harris made A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES after the tragic loss of their son Josh.
A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES is a documentary about loss. And when I say loss I mean real loss! Not the sort of loss of losing 50 quid, or your football club has been relegated… No this is about the loss of losing a child, brother or sister, suddenly and way before their time.
A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES is a beautifully shot documentary made by Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds who tragically lost their son Josh in a motorcycle accident whilst he was travelling in South East Asia. To help deal with it and to confront their grief they travel to Vietnam to trace where Josh was killed. They then travel onto India before making a road trip across the U.S. meeting and talking with families from different backgrounds who have also suffered their own devastating losses.
Anyone who has suffered tragedy will be able to connect with this touching and honest film. Suffering such a loss is something you never get over, but something you have to learn to live with. It’s like being hit with a sledge hammer in the chest and whilst visually the injury gets better, the ache, anger, emptiness and regret never goes away.
Dealing with grief is a very personal thing and we all deal with in different ways, A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES catches this beautifully. Having lost my only brother at 28 to a motorcycle accident 18 months ago, this film is very poignant to me, and whilst it can be heart wrenching to watch at times, it’s certainly a film I would recommend to others in similar circumstances to see. As grieving mother Kelly Anglin so heartbreakingly says in the film, "lean into the grief" and that's what watching this film all is about.
How I would respond to the film having not suffered a loss? Sadly I can’t answer that.