Tag Archives: documentaries about death

Film Review: “Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story” By Director Scot Barbour

Revisiting a touching Andrew Wood documentary in the wake of Chris Cornell's death

A brilliant young musician dies of a drug overdose, just one year before he would have reached international stardom. If this sounds like a tired trope, then you haven’t heard Andrew Wood’s full story. The Seattle musician was so much … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die”

The documentary takes an honest look at aid in dying

When author Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he had to confront an uncomfortable decision: Should he see his illness through to the end (and risk losing his dignity in the process), or should he choose to end his life prematurely? … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Flight From Death-The Quest For Immortality” by Patrick Shen

Documentary explores the ways death anxiety motivates human behavior

In the documentary film “Flight From Death-The Quest For Immortality,” filmmakers Patrick Shen and Greg Bennick explore the uniquely human cognitive problem of being consciously aware of our own mortality: We are living organisms with the ability to recognize that … Continue reading

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