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Death Makes Life Possible

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Death is something that most people fear and don’t want to think about. But is it possible that facing our mortality can inspire us to live our lives more fully? Death Makes Life Possible follows cultural anthropologist and scientist Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., as she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. Sparked by her own near death experience as a teenager, Schlitz has been delving into the nature of consciousness and death for the past three decades. Executive produced and featuring Deepak Chopra, the film looks at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many have about our own mortality. Interviews with mental health experts, cultural leaders, and scientists explore the meaning of death and how we can learn to live without fear. The interviews and evidence presented are interwoven with personal stories of people facing their own death as well as those who report encounters beyond death. Illustrated with vivid imagery, this film helps you consider the proposition that death could be the best thing in life.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    65 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Mark Krigbaum
  • Screenwriter
    Marilyn Schlitz
  • Producer
    Angela Murphy
  • Executive Producer
    Deepak Chopra, Marilyn Schlitz
  • Cast
    Deepak Chopra, Tony Redhouse, Marilyn Schlitz
  • Editor
    Rod Gross, Tim Kahle, Mark Krigbaum, Angela Murphy