Alternate Endings: Six New Ways To Die In America

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Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America offers a fascinating look at the varied ways Americans are choosing to both find meaning and celebrate life as it comes to an end. With attitudes about death and end-of-life choices rapidly changing, 2018 saw the first time more Americans chose cremation over more expensive, traditional burials, disrupting the $16 billion a year funeral industry. As the baby boomer generation approaches death, more and more are rethinking the way end of life is recognized and are deciding to take control of what will happen when they die. Alternate Endings tells six stories of people nearing death, as well as family members of the recently deceased, who have chosen non-traditional end-of-life options and remembrances, from celebrations of life and living wakes, to green burials, extraterrestrial burials and more. Profoundly intimate and illuminating, the film explores what it means to be near death, either from age or terminal illness, and captures the healing power of honoring, giving thanks, and staying true to loved ones who have passed away.

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  • Six creative ways dying people and their families are taking control of their deaths and the disposal of their remains.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • As this moving and absorbing documentary shows, Americans are changing end-of-life traditions in all kinds of new ways.

    Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America is filled with love, heart, and information that can help you see death and your own final farewell in a new light.

    Aug 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Documenting an experience and process that is so universal is no easy task, but Alternate Endings find the perfect balance between exploration, education, and empathy and in doing so, assures us that through it all, we are not alone.

    Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Alternate Endings doesn't push the viewer down particular philosophical alleys. Each story, each life, yields its own lessons.

    Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Breaks no new ground on the new ways people are approaching death and funerals, but manages to be both informative and moving as it sums up our choices.

    Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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