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The When You Die Project:
Hosting the conversation you've been avoiding.

From existential afterlife questions such as “What happens when you die?” to hospice care and the nuts-and-bolts of end-of-life planning, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it — Through movies, podcasts, resources, and more. We believe death awareness brings a happier end to a fuller life.

The Movies

Director Johanna Lunn guides viewers on a personal journey to find answers by, exploring stories of near-death experiences, deathbed visions and more.

Chapter 1

In the Realm of Death and Dreaming

Chapter 3

Architecture of Death

Streaming May 25 – June 2nd!  Live Q&A with special guest Gabby Jimenez, hospice nurse and death educator, along with Director Johanna Lunn. 

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The Art of Dying

This book by Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick presents “accounts by the dying and those who have been with the

Features

WYD Podcast with Carol Reid: Grieving Before Death

Carol Reid and her husband were looking forward to spending their retirement together. But when Jim was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia , Carol found that although she had worked as a palliative care nurse, it did not prepare her to deal with the gradual loss of her own loved one.

Thanatophobia and Overcoming the Fear of Dying

While it is perfectly normal to have a fear of death, what happens when it becomes a phobia, it can affect the way we live.    When did you first realize that you were going to die? I would have

In the Realm of Death & Dreaming
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In this documentary director Johanna Lunn explores what happens when you die – does consciousness continue or is it lights out?

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Stories

Telephone of the Wind by Alexander McBride Wilson

Messages on the Wind

It started with Itaru Sasaki in Otsuchi, Japan. Devastated by the loss of his cousin and a strong desire to

In the Realm of Death & Dreaming
is now for sale!

In this documentary director Johanna Lunn explores what happens when you die – does consciousness continue or is it lights out?

The When You Die Project: Hosting the  conversation you’ve been avoiding. 

From existential afterlife questions to palliative care and the nuts-and-bolts of green burial, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it. We believe death awareness brings a happier end to a fuller life. 

WhenYouDie.org is where you’ll find clips from our upcoming documentary about death along with stories around death that inspire us, intrigue us, and help further a healthy discussion about death in our culture.

We don’t endorse every point of view in these stories but respect them and offer them up in the spirit of reclaiming death as a rich, challenging, rewarding, exhausting, heartbreaking, heart-filling, integral part of our human journey.

Share your story about death through images, text, audio or video 

Through personal stories and professional insight When You Die will make the case for taking death from the margins of society, and restoring it to it’s rightful place along side birth. You can contribute, too. What’s your death story?

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