We humans love our lists. To-do lists, resolution lists, "bucket lists" - unequivocal directives all. As the old saying goes, Moses didn't come down from the mountain with The Ten Suggestions. So when documentarian Alan Zweig discovered Ray Robertson's non-fiction book Why Not? Fifteen Reasons To Live, (and came to know Ray Robertson), he was intrigued by the concept of organizing the panoply of life itself into a list. Said 15 reasons are: Love, solitude, critical mind, art, individuality, home, work, humour, friendship, intoxication, praise, meaning, body, duty and death. To savour them all would presumably be to truly live. Thus was born 15 Reasons To Live, the most ambitious work to date by Zweig, with his first use of a crew, a wide location schedule (stretching a thousand miles from North Carolina to Montreal), and a first-time use of animation mixed with live documentary.
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