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Ferry Road

By Tahir Elsarrag
February 2005, Cardiff
A digital story from Capture Wales

"This letter was sent to me by my best friend Adam in June 1994 while he was travelling through New Zealand: his last stop on a round the world trip before coming home.

But he never came home. He was killed by a drunk driver just a week after he wrote it. He was 25.

I received the letter, the only one he ever sent me, shortly after his death. He writes about his adventures: trekking through the Himalayas, crossing the outback on a motorcycle.

A life lived as if, somehow, he knew he wouldn't be here for long. But how could he know? How does anyone know how long they've got?"

Your comments

"A very emotional film. very well filmed, no pictures of faces were needed. afterall the story was about the letter. the film brings us all face to face with our own mortality. my partner was taken from me unexpectedly. so often i thank God that i'm here to see my family grow and the seasons come and go." m barrett denbighshire, Oct 2008.

"Your story is very interesting. I liked how you showed images of the letter in your story. I found it very effective in showing the emotion in this story. Although this story is extremely sad it shows that living life to the fullest is always in your best interest. Thank you for sharing such a unique story!" Angela Rossignol from Canada, Oct 2008.

"Essence of a digital story - a small personal experience, leads to reflection on a broad philosophical question." Myfanwy Thompson Australia, Dec 2007.

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