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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
Garrard Whatley .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas N. Pecorelli .... camera operator
Other crew
Joy O'Campo .... production coordinator

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
an excellent documentary, 9 October 2005
Author: guy Leboeuf from Canada

Flight from death is a "must see" documentary. I saw it three times since i've received the DVD last week and each time i discover new aspects. Images are beautiful and the commentary (narrated by Gabriel Byrne) are just outstanding. Before seeing it, i was a little bit anxious to see how they can translate in a documentary the rather complex thought of Ernest Becker. As a reader of Becker's books for many years i can tell that Patrick Sean and Greg Bennick had done a really good job. Each important parts of Becker's understanding of the impact of death anxiety on human behavior are explored and very well explained. I understand now why this documentary won seven prizes. Please do not hesitate to buy this DVD you won't regret it!

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