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Death Makes Life Possible (2013)
Is death the key to balancing and maintaining life? What is consciousness – does it die with our body, or is it something larger and ongoing? Cultural anthropologist Marilyn Schlitz explores the mysteries of life and death.
Death is an essential element for the cycle of life – the renewal of all living things. It is our birthright. Is it possible that facing our mortality can inspire us to live our lives more fully? So why do so many of us fear it? Should we?
The film looks at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many have about our own mortality. Interviews with mental health experts, cultural leaders, and scientists explore the meaning of death and how we can learn to live without fear. The interviews and evidence presented are interwoven with personal stories of people facing their own death as well as those who report encounters beyond death.
Death Makes Life Possible offers a deep and thoughtful exploration into the ultimate question we all face.