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Die Well Death Education, Session Ten: Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality

Tuesday, July 2 -- 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Narrated by Gabriel Byrne, this seven-time Best Documentary award winning film is the most comprehensive and mind-blowing investigation of humankind’s relationship with death ever captured on film. Flight from Death uncovers death anxiety as a possible root cause of many of our behaviors on a psychological, spiritual, and cultural level. Following the work of the late cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker and his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Denial of Death, this documentary explores the ongoing research of a group of social psychologists that may forever change the way we look at ourselves and the world. Over the last twenty-five years, this team of researchers has conducted over 300 laboratory studies, which substantiate Becker’s claim that death anxiety is a primary motivator of human behavior, specifically aggression and violence. (86 minutes)

*Individually wrapped, homemade skull cakelets will be provided.


Tuesday, July 2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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