Beneath the Budding Greenwoods

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© Wright
25 minutes / Colour / 2004
Directed by
Evie Wright

Anthropologist

Country of production United Kingdom

Series Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

Anne and Rosemary both chose to bury their husbands in the woods, whereas Tony was certain he didn't want a vicar at his wife's funeral. Focusing on the experiences of three grieving widows, the film explores how, in the absence of strong religious faith in modern Britain, people are looking to ideas of nature and regeneration to cope with grief and loss.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region British-Irish Isles

Country United Kingdom

Keywords Environment Ritual Death Religion / Belief / Faith