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FLIGHT FROM DEATH: THE QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY (2005)

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" ***** Flight from Death is something everyone needs to see, so that maybe, just maybe, we can make our peace with death and get on with living. " -- FILM THREAT " Moving and thought-provoking! " -- NBC NEWS " One of the best films of the year. Period. " -- Michael Levine, Author of GUERRILLA PR


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Catalogue No. ACC0048
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000486
DVD Release Date 12 Jul 2006
Director PATRICK SHEN
Producer PATRICK SHEN AND GREG BENNICK
Cast NARRATED BY GABRIEL BYRNE
Genre Documentary
Rating M - Moderate violence, Moderate theme, Infrequent moderate coarse language
Run Time 90 mins.
Visual Format 4:3
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English
Special Features The Making of "A Filmmaker's Journey"; Audio commentary by Director and Producer; Deleted Scenes; Production Stills Gallery; Trailer
Quotes " ***** Flight from Death is something everyone needs to see, so that maybe, just maybe, we can make our peace with death and get on with living. " -- FILM THREAT " Moving and thought-provoking! " -- NBC NEWS " One of the best films of the year. Period. " -- Michael Levine, Author of GUERRILLA PR
Awards WINNER-Best Documentary Beverly Hills Film Festival; WINNER-Best Documentary Silver Lake Film Festival; WINNER-Best Documentary Malibu Int'l Film Festival; WINNER-Best Feature Northwest Film Forum; WINNER-Best Documentary Northern Lights Docu Festival; WINNER-Best Documentary Rhode Island Film Festival

Synopsis
Narrated by Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing), this seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film 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 may forever change the way we look at ourselves and the world as well as substantiating 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 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).
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