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Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality

  NR Closed Captioning

Patrick Shen

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About the Movie

Narrated by Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects, Vanity Fair, Miller's Crossing), this seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film (Silver Lake Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival) 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). Noted author of Guerrilla PR, Michael Levine, called it "One of the best films of the year. Period."


Customer Reviews


Very well done and insightful to say the least. Very interesting & intelligent people explaining what makes us tick. Highly recommended.

Insightful and Inspirational

What an interesting and thought provoking movie ! A totally new perspective on human behavior, this movie has affected me in a fundamental way. I do finally understand how the contemplation of our death allows us to live more fully. Maybe I'll buy one of those skull mugs like the Buddist monks.

Muy Filosofico...

Es un documental unico. Ofrece una vision muy amplia, diversa y profunda del comportamiento humano en torno a la mortalida. Me ayudo mucho este documental para enteder por que somos como somos en todo( religion, cultural, etc...), muy recomendable para quienes gustan de filosofia pura, buena y casi escasa en los dias de hoy. :D

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2005

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