“The 10 best films we saw at Sheffield Doc|Fest:
Carol Salter strikes gold with her characters.”
Little White Lies

Almost Heaven draws a vibrant, human story out of seemingly average lives that fit with neither the glamour nor the grime of most screen portraits.

Carol Salter teases a bubbly and engaging personality out of a seemingly ordinary and mild-mannered adolescent; the filmmaker-cinematographer is ever-ready … to capture the young woman’s emotional ebbs and flows. ”

Almost Heaven juxtaposes life and death, and it seems as if we’ve almost forgotten that this is also how nature presents life to us.”

Goethe-Institut, China

“A stand-out this year in the Generation section is Carol Salter‘s documentary Almost Heaven.”

Dealing day in and day out with mortality reveals, in both the young and the old, a renewed appreciation for the sanctity of life and the fragility of death.”
Shooting People