This module explores the similarities and differences in the experience of loss
as a result of the conflict.
The DVD resourcematerial in this module is divided into three strands
which look respectively at:
• Personal Loss: Perspectives of people
who’ve experienced the personal loss of a loved one.
• Aspects of Loss: Perspectives of people
who have experienced other aspects of personal loss: loss of limbs, loss of
liberty, loss of innocence/childhood, and secondary loss.
• Collective Loss: Perspectives of people
who experienced loss in a collective but polarised way or comment on that
Strand 1 grounds the module in the intensely personal experience of losing a
loved one. The piece of film introducing it dramatises a family member ‘breaking
the news’ of the violent death of a loved one. The strand continues with the
testimonies of people who lost loved ones. Strand 2 extends the exploration by
looking at other aspects of personal loss. Finally Strand 3 explores how loss
was experienced collectively and how this reinforces a deep sense of loss,
exclusive to the particular community, thereby increasing polarisation.