What I set out to do within this documentary was to try, as best as I could, to capture the essence of what Grahamstown Hospice does, feels like, sounds like; who they are. I wanted to capture “truth” by hearing from the people who make up the organisation - both the staff and the patients. It turned out that this was no easy task. The ethical challenges involved in coming to an understanding of people’s “life world” become particularly complex when you deal with the subject of death and dying. In this first talk, I reflect on these challenges.