Videos

documentaries-death
There are a wealth of videos on aging, death and dying. Here are a few selections:


Films on Aging

 

Living Old Series from PBS Frontline

For the first time in American history, “the old old” — those over 85 — are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer, healthier lives. But for millions of elderly, living longer can also mean a debilitating physical decline that often requires an immense amount of care. And just as more care is needed, fewer caregivers are available to provide it. In “Living Old,” FRONTLINE investigates this national crisis and explores the new realities of aging in America

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Films on Death and Dying

 

Death Films

There is a series of films and links on the website: Worldwide Programs Providing a Better Way to Deal With Aging including such films as “The Suicide Plan,” “Griefwalker,” “Facing Death,” and many more.

Dying Into Love

Four authorities — Ram Dass, Joah Halifax Roshi, Dale Borgium, and Bodhi Beshare — share what to do now to create the kind of death you want and how to be of service to someone who is dying. Click here

End of Life – The Dying Process

Mimi Pattison, MD, FAAHPM, Director of Franciscan Hospice, discusses the dying process. Peace comes to those who use their last days to reconcile with others, to say thank you and goodbye. There can be beauty, meaning and purpose at the end of life. Click here

20 Necessary Documentaries About Death and Dying

From the website: Nonfics: Real Stories, Real Insights. Click here

Time Of Death

Showtime Documentary Series, Peers Into The Last Days Of The Dying Click here

Facing Death

PBS Frontline gains access to the ICU of one of New York’s biggest hospitals to examine the complicated reality of today’s modern, medicalized death. Click here

Death and Dying in America

PBS Frontline: Dr. Kathleen M. Foley discusses the evolving rhetoric around death. Click here

It’s Time to Redesign Death

A powerful TED talk on patient-centered compassion. Click here