Death (1997)

Taking an intimate and personal approach to the subject, Death is an exploration of people’s deepest experiences and perceptions of the ultimate taboo. 

Death explores how the different people and cultures of South Africa understand and view death. This acclaimed documentary, available as a 2 x 52 minute version or a 1 x 52 minute cut-down, combines interviews with ‘ordinary everyday people’ as well as those involved with death on a daily basis. You’ll meet near-death survivors, a funeral director, a San shaman, an executioner, a pathologist and even a stand up comedian. 

Experience a harrowing autopsy, visit the ancestors in a Bushmen trance-dance and take a glimpse into the past life. Embark on journey of fear, humour and mystery. Share the most universal experience we must all face one day.
Death is an enlightening documentary that combines rarely seen footage with a unique off-beat perspective.
This award-winning documentary was the highest rated local documentary on SABC 3 television in history.

2 x 52 minutes or 1 x 52 minute international version
Director: Luiz DeBarros

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