CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

QUIMPER 2020

Gaol is Call

You go from counting the kicks to counting the moments of silence. Where there should be the cries of a newborn baby, there is only the deepest pain and anguish.  This is the tragedy of stillbirth and miscarriage, and tells the heart-wrenching stories of the parents left behind, bereft and at a loss.

In a sensitive and moving documentary, Labour of Love will explore this important subject as BBC news broadcaster Mairi Rodgers gives an honest account of her experience when she lost her baby.

In 2016 Mairi lost her daughter Annie when she was 5 months pregnant and knows only too well the heartache of losing a baby.  Mairi meets families touched by stillbirth and miscarriage including Lisa Hague and her partner, ex-Celtic football player Kris Commons, BBC Broadcaster Annie McGuire, and Trainee Minister David Nicolson and his wife Victoria share their tragic story of having 3 miscarriages.

Labour of love is a truly moving account of love and loss, told through the experiences of those who have lived through it.



Festival
Aviemore 2019
Title
Gaol is Call
Title in English
Labour of Love
Entry Category
Single Documentary
Produced By
HG Productions Ltd
Producer
Helena Gallagher
Directed By
Helena Gallagher
Production Partners
BBC Alba
Broadcaster
BBC Alba