Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003) Poster

Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003)

Directed by Patrick Shen.
Starring Sam Keen and Gabriel Byrne.

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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...

  • Original title: Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality
  • Release date: Jan. 1, 2003
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Producers: N/A

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