Grab Life with Both Hands: final Directed by North Merchiston film now available

The fifth and final in a series of short films, made with the collaboration of the residents at North Merchiston Care Home, is now available online.

The Directed by North Merchiston films have been made in partnership with the residents at North Merchiston Care Home. Lead by award winning documentary film maker Duncan Cowles, each resident was encouraged to take control of the filmmaking process and decide upon the direction and what content they’d like to be included and focussed on within the films.

The films were commissioned through Luminate Creative Ageing Festival in association with Scottish Care.

This film, entitled Grab Life with Both Hands stars Margaret Henderson, a resident of North Merchiston.

Grab Life with Both Hands

Each of the residents' films - May, Charlie, Edith, John and Margaret - have now been made available online.

Please feel free to share this information and the films more widely. We'd also love for you to share your response to them through Twitter at @scottishcare or @DuncanCowles

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