Flight from death [electronic resource] : the quest for immortality / directed by Patrick Shen ; produced by Greg Bennick and Patrick Shen.

by Bennick, Greg [producer.]Looking glass; Byrne, Gabriel, 1950- [narrator.]Looking glass; Shen, Patrick [director,]Looking glass; Alexander Street Press [supplier.]Looking glass; Filmakers Library online [publisher.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Alexandria, VA : Filmakers Library, 2003.Description: 1 online resource (86 min.).Subject(s): Death -- Psychological aspectsLooking glass | Fear of deathLooking glass | Interpersonal relationsLooking glass | Documentary filmsLooking glassPreviously released as DVD.
Contents:
Yet to die -- Death as life -- Death anxiety -- Creation stories -- Symbols -- Striving for immortality -- Annihilation -- Looking for evil -- Violence inherent -- Common denominator.
Awards: Won 2003 Beverly Hills Film Festival, Audience Choice for Best Documentary; Won 2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary; Won 2003 Silver Lake Film Festival, Best Documentary; Won 2004 Malibu Film Festival Best Documentary; Won 2004 Northern Lights Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary; Won 2004 Northwest Film Forum, Best Documentary; Won 2004 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Best DocumentaryNote: Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 14, 2014).Language: This edition in English. Summary: Narrated by Golden Globe Winner Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects, HBO's In Treatment, Miller's Crossing), this 7-time Best Documentary award-winning film is the most comprehensive and mind-blowing investigation of humankind's relationship with death ever captured on film. Hailed by many viewers as a 'life-transformational film,' Flight from Death uncovers death anxiety as a possible root cause of many of our behaviors on a psychological, spiritual, and cultural level. Following the work of the late cultural anthropologist, Ernest Becker, and his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Denial of Death, this documentary explores the ongoing research of a group of social psychologists that may forever change the way we look at ourselves and the world. Over the last twenty-five years, this team of researchers has conducted over 300 laboratory studies, which substantiate Becker's claim that death anxiety is a primary motivator of human behavior, specifically aggression and violence. Flight from Death features an all-star cast of scholars, authors, philosophers, and researchers including Sam Keen, Robert Jay Lifton, Irvin Yalom, and Sheldon Solomon culminating in a film that is 'not only thought-provoking but also entertaining and put together with a lot of class' (Eric Campos, Film Threat). Three years in the making and beautifully photographed in eight different countries, Flight from Death is 'a stimulating, ultimately life-affirming film, filled with big ideas and revelatory footage' (Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times).Online access: Watch this video from Alexander Street Press
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Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 14, 2014).

Yet to die -- Death as life -- Death anxiety -- Creation stories -- Symbols -- Striving for immortality -- Annihilation -- Looking for evil -- Violence inherent -- Common denominator.

Narrated by Golden Globe Winner Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects, HBO's In Treatment, Miller's Crossing), this 7-time Best Documentary award-winning film is the most comprehensive and mind-blowing investigation of humankind's relationship with death ever captured on film. Hailed by many viewers as a 'life-transformational film,' Flight from Death uncovers death anxiety as a possible root cause of many of our behaviors on a psychological, spiritual, and cultural level. Following the work of the late cultural anthropologist, Ernest Becker, and his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Denial of Death, this documentary explores the ongoing research of a group of social psychologists that may forever change the way we look at ourselves and the world. Over the last twenty-five years, this team of researchers has conducted over 300 laboratory studies, which substantiate Becker's claim that death anxiety is a primary motivator of human behavior, specifically aggression and violence. Flight from Death features an all-star cast of scholars, authors, philosophers, and researchers including Sam Keen, Robert Jay Lifton, Irvin Yalom, and Sheldon Solomon culminating in a film that is 'not only thought-provoking but also entertaining and put together with a lot of class' (Eric Campos, Film Threat). Three years in the making and beautifully photographed in eight different countries, Flight from Death is 'a stimulating, ultimately life-affirming film, filled with big ideas and revelatory footage' (Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times).

Previously released as DVD.

This edition in English.

Won 2003 Beverly Hills Film Festival, Audience Choice for Best Documentary; Won 2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary; Won 2003 Silver Lake Film Festival, Best Documentary; Won 2004 Malibu Film Festival Best Documentary; Won 2004 Northern Lights Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary; Won 2004 Northwest Film Forum, Best Documentary; Won 2004 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Best Documentary

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