Capturing A Short Life
Capturing A Short Life is a beautifully photographed documentary film that combines verité and interview footage with still photography to detail the stories of four families who are dealing, in an immediate sense, with the loss of a newborn baby.
In a sensitive, intimate manner, this film explores the emotional, medical and ethical choices that parents are often faced with when they are told that their baby is incompatible with life.
Although this subject matter is impossibly sad, the lives and relationships that evolve, even in this context, are not. This is not a film about death, it is, rather, a story about how critical it is to remember and celebrate the lives of these beautiful babies who are only with us for a moment, and how impossible it is to forget them.