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The Truth About Death | Documentary Idea

by Gillian Montieth
(Javea, Spain)

This is a suggestion, rather than a pitch.

Death is something that happens to us all. There's no escaping it, yet we have so little information on what to expect. Death is a fairly scary event, it's so final and there's no turning back.

Death has touched most of us in some way. A family member or friend we lay them to rest not knowing what actually happened. Did they suffer? Was it painless? Was it quick? Where are they now? Are their soulless bodies becoming one with nature? Soaring over the clouds.. Or burning in hell??

I don't intend for the documentary to be morbid, in fact that's the whole point... Death is morbid and taboo. It's something people only talk about in dark corners and leave their sentences hanging.

We don't know enough. I've searched for information and I find cancer patient stories, documentaries on death row inmates and death metal.

There are so many programmes about our entrance into this world, the miracle of birth, yet leaving this world is just as important to us, and of course all the people who have learned to love us along our journey.

What I suggest is this. A series of programmes that embraces death as the final outcome. Half, a scientific fact based guide to what happens to the body during the process of dying in various different circumstances. Half of each episode a look at different religions and their beliefs about death and the afterlife.

From angels and spirits to burning in hell. It is a huge opportunity to put all the facts and beliefs together, bringing the subject out of the dark corners and maybe alleviating fears of the unknown.

It will also provide a platform for the many religions to share their beliefs, and give an opportunity to consider and appreciate differing beliefs, thereby promoting religious tolerance in these difficult times.

I consider this information crucial to our own peace of mind, and for those we leave behind. We don't want to have to search for snippets of information here and there, we want rational, fact based information. We want to know what is going to happen, to each and every one of us, without exception.

What do you think?

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Sep 21, 2016
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big topic
by: Faith

Thank you Gillian for the idea. This of course is a MASSIVE topic -- a multi-documentary, multi-million dollar series. But a great topic nonetheless!

Sep 21, 2016
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Big topic
by: Gillian Montieth

Thank you Faith. It has potential to be huge, but that's maybe a good thing. Good to leave some unanswered questions and get people wondering.. questioning.. talking.

Oct 24, 2016
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buzz kill
by: Anonymous

There's actually no mystery to death, your in a semi-permanent mode of sleep. There's also no ghost person in you that lives on that was started by pagan type religions then "Christian" religion misapplied 1 scripture and made a whole belief around it like they have done forever sadly which helps mislead the masses (you are a soul-and the spirit is a power from god that makes your heart beat when you die it returns back to the creator cuz its his) Also no reincarnation which is totally laughable (I made a mistake now I'm a frog?) what fool invented that lol And thank god theirs no hell fire another man made pagan witch story and another misapplied scripture (if you read that text he was giving only an -illustration even the persons name he gave was fictional der) which makes our creator seem evil think about it were made in the image of god but We would never burn even the hand of our child and we think the god of love would burn his children forever for mistakes he knows were gonna make hahahaha I don't think so our sense of reason and justice wont allow us to even think like that and guess who gave us those abilities? yup our maker

Jan 14, 2017
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AN EYE OPENER
by: Tiza Joseph

Thank you so much Gillian. This is an eye opener for any filmmaker. I am say this has gingered my passion the more.

Jan 16, 2017
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I'm currently making this film!
by: Rehana

Dear Gillian, you are so right. I've been working on a feature documentary for last ten months about this very subject (well not all of what you mention as Faith says it is a HUGE topic...) can we talk? Faith, how can we be in touch with eachother coming away from this platform - can you share my email address with Gillian?

Jan 21, 2017
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Contact
by: Gillian Montieth

Faith, I'm happy to share my email address with Rehana.

Feb 01, 2017
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The truth about death
by: Julian King

The truth is, death is simply a word that defines a moment in existence. Unfortunately, religion has created a fear factor that in actually defeats the whole purpose of being righteous. You're only being religious because you don't want to be burnt in fire, or squashed with earth. That simply means if there were no consequences to your actions you would do what ever you liked. Fear should not draw you sprituality, fear is disharmoniuos. Love on the other hand produces a harmonious vibration. We have this understanding of life and we shape it how we want to to suit our understanding and comfortability. The knowledge of returning is an ancient and very prevalent one, and despite the ridicule thrown at this knowledge, the modern man can't say with any degree of conviction whether this is a possibility because he has lost the ability to reason for himself. And as a consequence, regurgitate polluted texts as evidence of their understanding. Life is a complex thing, but there is also a simplicity to it as well. What is the soul or spirit? you know what they tell you it is. You cannot grasp it, have never seen it (well perhaps) but we are all adept at describing what it is. Will I ask you this then? What is consciousness? is it separate from spirit or soul? How is consciousness stored, maintained and what drives it? When you dream? Is it real? do you know you are dreaming? BEFORE YOU WAKE UP? When you understand these things then you understand HOW, consciousness, is the key factor in the universal oneness, God, Allah, Buddha etc. Energy vibrations makes manifest reality. Look around you! Everything you see was first conceptualised in the mind before it becomes material. SO! the point of this life is to elevate your consciousness through learning and development so that your consciousness can be free of the construct created by the self of the consciousness. You grow until you become selfless. You then no longer need to return. That, is the truth about death ;-)

May 25, 2017
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Inconsistency
by: Danny

"Death is something that happens to us all" it hasn't happened to me or you.
Also I'm not afraid to die; many people on their death beds have a sense of peace. Who says death is bad? Remember there is a metaphysical world. Don't think so? You are using it now, in Logic, reason, consciousness, judgement and using your mind.

Oct 17, 2017
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Interested In helping
by: Dominic Ewenson

Hello,

I am a film producer who is very interested in finding my next project, specifically a documentary. If you haven’t done anything with the idea I would love to chat about bringing this on screen.

You can get in touch with me at ewensondominic@gmail.com

Thanks,

Dominic Ewenson

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