Das man sich die Asche seiner Liebsten in Schallplatten pressen kann, ging vor ein paar Jahren schon mal rum. Andrea Lewis hat für ihre Kurzdokumentation „Hearing Madge“ jemanden begleitet, der diese Art des Gedenkens für sich in Anspruch genommen hat.
„When it first made headlines in 2010, Jason Leach’s UK-based company And Vinyly – which presses the ashes of the deceased into vinyl records for loved ones wishing to hold onto their memory – appeared to be something of a macabre novelty. But there might be more to preserving the departed (quite literally) on records than first meets the eye – and ear. Hearing Madge explores how Leach’s venture was given new meaning when he was approached by a man looking to save his mother’s recollections that he had recorded shortly before her death. Surprisingly touching, Andrea Lewis’s short documentary is both a profile of an unusual business and a thought-provoking contemplation of the ways we chose to remember the dead.“