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Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality -- Narrated by Gabriel Byrne, Flight from Death, is a seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film which uncovers death anxiety as a possible root cause of many of our behaviors on a psychological, spiritual, and cultural level.


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Flight from Death is the first film to investigate the psychological The effects of death anxiety are embedded within everything we do across Flight from Death is the culmination of many years of research and Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Gabriel Byrne ... Narrator
Sam Keen ... Himself - Author and philosopher
Ron Leifer ... Himself - Psychiatrist
Robert Jay Lifton ... Himself
Merlyn Mowrey ... Herself - Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Central Michigan University
Sheldon Solomon ... Himself - Professor of Psychology, Skidmore College
Perrin Sprecace ... Original Narration (voice)
Irvin D. Yalom ... Himself - Existential Psychotherapist

Directed by
Patrick Shen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Greg Bennick 
Patrick Shen 

Produced by
Greg Bennick .... co-producer
Andrew Heeney .... associate producer
Patrick Shen .... co-producer
Original Music by
Sean Byrd 
Eric Sauppe 
Elijah James Shepard 
Adam Watts 
Cinematography by
Danny Becerra 
Greg Bennick 
Andrew Heeney 
Patrick Shen 
Film Editing by
Patrick Shen 
Sound Department
Garrard Whatley .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas N. Pecorelli .... camera operator
Other crew
Joy O'Campo .... production coordinator

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USA:90 min

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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
super insightful movie!, 19 July 2005
Author: clarice9900 from United States

i saw this movie at the silver lake film festival and wasn't quite sure what to expect going into it but the film was thought provoking and superbly entertaining. it actually ended up winning the best documentary award at the festival and i couldn't agree more with that. i have not been able to stop thinking about this movie and have since read Denial of Death the book on which the film is based. it's an important film that everyone should see. the ideas and the way they are packaged both in the book and the film really have a way of changing the way you think and look at the world. not many films have that kind of power.

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