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Dearly Departed (2012)

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A fictional documentary shot as if a camera was taken into the afterlife to interview spirits to get their insights on life after death. Several characters discover and share what the afterlife has to offer and come to terms with how their lives on Earth could have been different. Their perspectives reveal the temporary nature of physical reality but that there really is no such thing as death, since the spirit lives on.

Darryl Anka

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peacenowflower, posted on August 12, 2016

Gaia should continue supporting Zia Films, and try to get their newest movie (Premiering in September) too. The movie is called First Contact, and will be about Channeling. I think it would be the sort of Film you would want to Feature when you first get it. I am hoping it is be at a theater in my area, but will not know that until October.

onashka, posted on June 5, 2016

I was having a difficult time with life events. After watching this movie I was in tears in a way that cleanses the window to the soul. There was nothing new to me in the film, but I needed a reminder. Thank you for giving me this relief I so badly needed.

HeartOfMindRadio, posted on May 27, 2016

Beautiful message about the lessons of life and death. But what I really liked most about this film is that it had characters from all different races and age groups. It gets frustrating sometimes to see so many spiritual films "so called" that ignore the diversity of life. Kudos to this film for transcending that barrier in consciousness.

tony_rain, posted on May 21, 2016

Thank you to those who put this film together. Even though it is a film of fiction it is also a culmination of beliefs that we humans hold tight to and the grand possibility that our deaths may very well be much like the movie... a true reality. So many of us believe that when we cross over we do so on familiar terms,,, some of us are ready to dance again only to new music and sometimes we decide to hang out and help as a guide, sometimes we explore the outer vastness of this grand Universe..... so many options yet we are all connected in this web of oneness.

esmak725, posted on May 19, 2016

Nice work Darryl. A star is born.

nowvoyager, posted on May 18, 2016

This film was excellent, and very creative. I was sorry to see it end.

peacenowflower, posted on April 14, 2016

I admit that Darryl and Bashar is the reason I came to see this movie. I have studied many Near Death Experiences, this seems to line up pretty well with the accounts. Only I have read many accounts of N.D.E. where the person gets worried about their family, and immediately know they are well taken care of. I wonder where Darryl did his research on the afterlife. As there are many different views on the afterlife. Even with N.D.E. we are only seeing what that person needed most to grow. It might not completely show the afterlife. I wish I could have a N.D.E. without the death, so a very vivid O.B.E.

Anyway, Darryl did a good job on this movie. It was moving, and a great introduction to opening a person's mind about the afterlife. They might fear death a little less now. Studying N.D.E. took away my fear of death. Now I have so many beautiful cities and libraries to visit when I die. I am going to go on a major vacation seeing the places I've read about in the afterlife before reincarnating. I intend to remember slowly my full knowledge so I can see these places with the awe I have of them now.

vtparker, posted on March 6, 2016

Filled my heart. I enjoyed every moment. I hope Darryl creates more films. I forgot about previous subscription and subscribed again to see this movie. Darryl and Bashar are fantastic teachers. I will call later to straighten out subscription.

svanrensburg, posted on February 16, 2016


Provides a wonderful basis from which to ponder further.

Loved it.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on February 16, 2016

We're very happy that you enjoyed the film!

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mgpiller, posted on January 13, 2016

Thank you so much Daryl Anka, Bashar and everyone who worked on this film. It's an awesome and really wonderful way to receive this information. I'd love to see the sequel :)
That's funny - I also got the subscription to see this particular film

r_u_l_o, posted on November 23, 2015

I also got the subscription only for this movie. Thank you so much Darryl and Bashar!!!
May all beings awaken to the wonders of creation
Love you all!

4everflawlis123, posted on February 14, 2016

wow me too...I really admire this movie..helps a lot

shaktakhalsa, posted on August 30, 2015

I got the subscription especially for this movie, and am not disappointed. So many Bashar concepts woven into the story in such a creative way. Thank you Darryl Anka!

darusher, posted on August 21, 2015

I have made a personal study of "death" and The Spirit World(s) for such a long time, so I wasn't looking for any new info. That's what made this such a delightful movie for me. I love the change of perspective! A documentary from the Spirit side of Life! So much fun! I am grateful I got to watch this today. Many thanks.

poppyno5, posted on July 11, 2015

Hi, I'm not sure about the movie, maybe a little disappointed. I can see how Daryl has made very complex aspects of passing simplified which is clever and thoughtful. For those who have no concept of death than I expect it's an eye opener. For those who have studied death at length then the movie is a little rudimentary and it failed to hold my attention. There were little visual touches that were very clever such as the bars at the window with the lady that passed in the plane crash, then when she accepted her death the bars were gone and the room was a different colour. In truth it covered everything I knew about death, but didn't offer anything more. It would have been nice to see all the different species and "heavenly " realms and the "hells". Would have been good to see Jesus, not the biblical version but the true version and other spiritual leaders (well "leaders" only from a physical perspective). I really hope it would show the non physical landscapes etc. Nice first try.

lhoward, posted on March 28, 2015

This saved my Gaiam subscription that I was just about to cancel because I could never find what I wanted to watch. The reason I subscribed in the first place was because I heard Darryl tell of it in an interview. I really liked the concept. Maybe it tried to cover too many bases? For its emphasis on how we are all connected it stretched a bit far. Maybe fewer characters that seem disparate on Earth but then all turn out to be close, or an ongoing series. There is a lot one could do with the premise. Obviously Bashar-informed, but a brilliant idea well executed! Thank you, Darryl!

HeidiV@Gaia, posted on March 29, 2015

@LHOWARD - We are so happy you decided to stay! Thank you so much for your comment...I hope you find additional videos to watch, please let us know if we can make suggestions :)!

tjensen, posted on October 2, 2014

Well done!

kittykam28, posted on August 22, 2014

I enjoyed this show . Would like to see more like this

jbrand1997, posted on August 3, 2014

Beautifully done; I highly recommend watching it.

mariearmstrong, posted on July 27, 2014

beautiful and genius

lauraburnell2681, posted on July 24, 2014

kind of hokey.. but good message in the end

GRETCHENB, posted on June 13, 2014

I've lost many loved ones in that past 9 months. A gestation period. Dearly Departed helped me to more fully appreciate the blessings of life and the transitory nature of death. To know for sure (not because of the movie but because of my experience) that Spirit lives on and that death is merely a graduation - this belief is a comfort and a truth. I believe that my loved ones who passed on are not just "in a better place" but are in a supremely happy state. "Heaven" is not a destination - but a state of being just as life here on earth is a state of being - just "denser." Now to work on my vibrational level and to align it with Spirit - that is my work to do now. Thanks for the journey.

GAELLAE, posted on June 7, 2014

An interesting idea. A few good points and a bit cliché in places. The writing was a bit amateurish and the voice over kinda dull. We have a lot of ways of denying death and clinging to an idea of continuation. While, as stated in the movie, you get what you believe in and much of what was said I've read. I did like that the souls of the dearly departed needed to come to terms with their lives and losses. Anything is possible, so I recommend living fully while here, loving as best you can, making a contribution in any moment and turning within with no idea what you'll find. The Presence is what IS and who we are and what is going on here ultimately. What IS essential was never born and never dies. Face your physical death, die daily to your self, discover This and see what happens!

brandiglass333, posted on June 7, 2014

YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST!! Thank you SO MUCH for bringing Darrell Anka's insightful movie to the Gaiam masses!!! Before I had to tell people to look on Amazon - NOW I CAN SAY "IT'S ON GAIAM - WITH EVERYTHING ELSE WORTH WATCHING!".

jldy, posted on June 4, 2014

We find out when we go home but it seems this movie in some way's relates to the truth !

etheart1168, posted on May 31, 2014

This movie was really interesting. I'm guessing that the Darryl Anka that wrote and produce the film is the same Darryl Anka that channels Bashar. Good job! This film is totally worth the time to view it.

Zandie, posted on May 31, 2014

FANTASTIC :)..... Hope Many OTHERS will SEE THIS... and Live without Fear of either Living OR dying...
We Will meet again...... ;)

motherearth, posted on May 30, 2014

I always believe the reason we don't remember dying is because we don't, our souls leaves are body and move on to another experience with a little time out.
The film was very thoughtful and not hokey.

vlberg, posted on May 30, 2014

i love this movie....

Shyann1, posted on May 28, 2014

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