Looking Down on Me - Film and Resources

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Watching the show

Looking Down on Me deals with some of the complex emotions surrounding grief and bereavement from the perspective of Annie, a young girl, whose brother Sam dies in a car accident. It follows Annie and Sam before the accident, Annie as she witnesses the event and the difficulties faced while trying to come to terms with her brother's death.

 

Children and young people face a lot of difficulties understanding and processing the emotions surrounding a significant loss. Statistics show that 1 in 25 young people (5-16yrs) has been bereaved of a parent or sibling - that's one child in every classroom.  

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Film synopsis

Looking Down On Me is an enchanting, uplifting story that follows 8 year old Annie through her experiences with grief, sensitively exploring the many misconceptions and thoughts that children may experience when faced with the death of a loved one. Artistic Director Rosanna Sloan uses her own experience with grief and her expertise in puppetry to tell this unique story of unexpected loss, the trials of understanding and the journey to acceptance. 

Looking Down on Me follows Annie before and after her brother’s death. The story is told from Annie’s perspective, both as an adult and a child, and creatively bridges the gap between a child’s comprehension of death and an adult reflecting on the same events.

Bereavement charities and grief counsellors will often suggest that young people experiencing the death of a loved one use a memory box as a tool to help during the grieving process. Creating a memory box can help children to remember the person who has died, and encourages them to share their memories and feelings with people close to them (including professionals). 

 

The original story and touring performance of Looking Down on Me was created in partnership with children's bereavement charity Simon Says. 

Watch Looking Down on Me

Please use the following buttons to view Looking Down on Me with the appropriate resources. 

Grief and bereavement charities

Simon Says Child Bereavement Support

https://www.simonsays.org.uk/

Helpful links

https://www.simonsays.org.uk/helpful-links/

Cruse Bereavement Support

https://www.cruse.org.uk/

Child Bereavement UK

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/