Introducing In the Realm of Death and Dreaming,
our 2020 Death Documentary
Since its origin, humanity has posed the question, ‘what really happens when you die?’ The presumed answers have defined culture, religion and community as we know them. Through a combination of near-death experiences, personal stories and scientific research, this death documentary explores whether consciousness survives death, and why it matters when choosing end of life care.
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The When You Die project explores what’s happening in our minds and bodies at end of life and beyond.
It’s time to reclaim the dying process as a profound part of our lives.
While we celebrate birth, we have made a cultural habit of pushing death away. 80% of us say we want to die at home, and yet 60% of us die in a hospital. Of those, 40% die in Intensive Care. As long as we treat death as a disease to be cured the cost to us will be dear: lost time with loved ones, prolonged suffering at the hands of medical institutions designed to cure death (rather than support the journey), and enormous funds spent on end-of-life care.
In the When You Die Death Documentary, we find that birth and death are profound passages to be honoured and protected. Both are messy and painful—but in these moments, we find our humanity is more extraordinary than we could have ever imagined.
Stay tuned here as we share some of the stories that are informing the When You Die documentary:
Why Are We Making a Documentary About Death?
We believe talking about death does not have to be morbid or scary. Instead, it can nurture happier, healthier individuals and families who approach death informed, inspired and with a sense of humor. The way we live has progressed immensely since the industrial age, yet the way we die has stayed largely the same. We believe it’s time for a death revolution and that the best way to start that revolution is simply by talking, listening to stories and raising awareness about death in our modern culture.