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The Last Rite: An Award-Winning Documentary
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The Last Rite is an award winning documentary. It was selected to participate in the International Festival of Cinema & Religion and was named 2010 Best Documentary on Television by the Canadian Ethnic Media Association. The Last Rite is available in English, Farsi, Italian, Mandarin, & Hindi.
The documentary illustrates how Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists ritualize death. In this documentary we spend time in mosques, Buddhist temples, and ashrams to gain knowledge into the meaning of death and life.
By weaving reflections of my father’s death into discussions with spiritual leaders, practitioners and palliative care workers, The Last Rite explores why we fear death and why in the modern world we try everything possible to prolong life, and hide the reality of death.
This documentary provides insights into why death is viewed with such darkness and shed light into the mystery of death. Most importantly, The Last Rite will give you the courage to continue asking questions about this life and beyond.
The Last Rite was made possible with 100% funding from the Rogers OMNI Television Independent Producers Initiative.
This documentary is presently part of the course curriculum in a number of university and college programs.
Add The Last Rite to your course outline, order a copy, or book a screening of the documentary.
"All in all, The Last Rite was a highlight of the course (on death & dying) and I will continue to use it. I am grateful to be able to bring this great resource to the program as the sudents will benefit personally and professionally from seeing it." Janet Arnorld, Counsellor & Instructor, Mount Royal University
"The gift of your work in this film may be to open a back door to some in the Judaeo-Christian traditions, to begin exploring end-of-life issues and the grieving journey. As I watched your film, your private story has now become a communal story of connection."Reverand Ian Smith, Ste-Genevieve United Church