Death: A Series About Life

June 2017
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S1 Ep5 - Political Death

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Political Death - Death leads to solidarity and unifies society, but it also leads to separation, power struggle and vengeance, both within society and between societies. If death and the numbers of dead have a gathering or separating effect is dependent on personal closeness, the group’s views on life, and whether it concerns “us” or “the others”. The one being able to define death for a larger group has always been in possession of power, power over life and death. Definition struggles over ...
May 2017
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S1 Ep4 - Market Of Death

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Market Of Death - Death is not the end. For many it is the way to make a living. From the entertainment industry, to decorated coffins, to the armament industry, we travel the world in search of the different ways in which death creates a chance for profit. From ensuring a worthy end, to avoiding death by resorting to alternative medicine and the anti-aging industry, it seems that the market of death is everywhere. (Ep.4) (From Norway, in English & Japanese) (Documentary) (Rpt) PG(A) CC
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S1 Ep3 - Creative Power Of Death

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Creative Power Of Death - Can creativity help to live with death? Tonje D. has lost her mother, and hopes that making a film on the subject of death can help her to deal with this. People and societies have used art and creativity to try to understand and give meaning to death. The relation between fear and fascination for death has been exploited by artists, commerce and leaders. This episode takes a closer look at how an artistic approach to death is used as consolidation and threat, negotiat...
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S1 Ep2 - Life After Death

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Life After Death - Faced with death, we search for meaning and hope. Only a few find the biological explanation sufficient, and in all societies dating back to the Neanderthals, there have been notions and stories of what happens to us after death. In this programme we look into how we ritualise death, and how these rituals reveal what we believe happens after we die. We travel the world to find an enormous diversity in how societies deal with death. It seems that there lies a deep need in hu...
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S1 Ep1 - Physical Death

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Physical Death - What happens to us when we die? In this episode we will see what happens when we die, and how death fits into nature and the cycle of life. A lot of people go a long way in trying to overcome death. In this episode we will meet several popular, and some more obscure, survival strategies. But in the history of life and evolution, could we have lived without it? We will show that in the human body there’s a constant battle between life and death, where death is a driving force f...
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