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Death - A Series About Life

DVD  |  Documentary  |  05 Aug 2015


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Shot around the world on 100 locations in 25 countries tackling death from the physical, spiritual, creative, commercial and political angle. A father and his 8 years old daughter whose mother has died lead through five episodes. They travel the world and appreciate life the more they learn about death and how different cultures deal with it in various ways.

We are all going to die sooner or later but there can be great differences in how we relate to death. Death can appear frightening or leave us with grief, but it can also engage us, provide food on the table, money in the wallet or even entertain us. There are those who try to avoid it, but also others who deal with it on a daily basis. What is death, and how do we best live with it?

Episode 1: PHYSICAL DEATH Paradoxically one of evolutions primary driving forces is death. What happens to us when we die, and what is deaths role in nature? Episode 2: LIFE AFTER DEATH Over 90% of Earths population believe in a life after death. Why is that, and how do people around the world act to ensure a good after life? Episode 3: CREATIVE POWER OF DEATH Death makes us creative. From slapstick entertainment to the fine arts, death has a prominent place. Without it wed probably be bored to death. Episode 4: MARKET OF DEATH Death is a source of income. From the weapon industry, religious talismans to psychotherapists - the opportunities of making money from death are larger than ever. Which offers exist and what needs do they meet? Episode 5: POLITICS OF DEATH Death has major practical and symbolical impact on politics. Is there an ideal life expectancy for a society to function. And what happens when one persons death becomes more important than anothers?

Title: Death - A Series About Life

Format: DVD

Release Date: 05 Aug 2015

Actor(s): Documentary

Sku: 2298802

Catalogue No: SBS1679

Category: Documentary

Disc Count: 2

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

OFLC Rating: M

Run Time: 290

Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen

Video Format: PAL

Primary Audio: Dolby Digital

Language: English, Dolby Digital

Region Code: 4

Genre: Special Interest,