Philip Gould was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in 2008, and in the summer of 2011 he was given three months to live. Filmed during the last two weeks of his life, this intimate portrait reveals Gould’s quest to find meaning in what he called ‘the death zone’.
Gould believed that for the terminally ill and those close to them, there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration just as intense as those of fear, discomfort and sadness.
‘I am not redefining death, I am offering another way to perceive dying. I have been offered an opportunity to live every moment until there are no more moments for me to live and for that I will be eternally grateful.’
- Director Biography:
Adrian Steirn is a photographer and filmmaker. He was the Nikon Africa Professional Photographer of the Year 2009 and the overall winner of the Africa Photographic Awards 2010. He is currently undertaking the 21 Icons Global Project, a visual celebration and intimate personal chronicle of the most iconic men and women of the 21st century.
- Director: Adrian Steirn
- Producer: Nicola Howson
- Cinematographer: Richard Finn Gregory, Oran O'Reilly, James Suter
- Executive Producer: Matthew Freud, Elisabeth Murdoch
- Running Time: 9 minutes
- Language: English
- Website: www.adriansteirn.com/