My death is an adventure. I’ve never done *this* before!
January 1, 2023 3:03 AM   Subscribe

A gentle documentary of 5min vignettes where twelve people with a terminal prognosis ranging from early 20s to late 70s, speak about life knowing they have a limited time left. [SLYT 60min]
posted by Thella (8 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
speak about life living

I found this profound in simple and intimate ways.
posted by Thella at 3:09 AM on January 1, 2023 [3 favorites]

Just watched it - I found it moving and honest. I thought the filmmaker / interviewer did a great job of asking often difficult questions of extremely vulnerable people in a sensitive way and with a great deal of empathy.
posted by Martha My Dear Prudence at 4:35 AM on January 1, 2023 [1 favorite]

The top comment of that YT video:--

All these people have someone that loves them. That's wonderful. But what if you have no one?

-- is heartbreaking.
posted by y2karl at 5:35 AM on January 1, 2023 [3 favorites]

It's real, though. It's more or less where I am (minus terminal prognosis; other than relatively minor middle-age stuff I seem to be basically fine). Sometimes that's where we are.
posted by humbug at 6:30 AM on January 1, 2023 [2 favorites]

If anyone is interested in reading slightly longer transcripts of some of the interviews, you can click the "View complete article" on this page and see them.
posted by Martha My Dear Prudence at 7:25 AM on January 1, 2023 [1 favorite]

Thanks for posting this.

Run for Your Life was an American tv series of 1965-68 starring Ben Gazzara as a man with only a short time to live.

Soul Mountain is a novel by Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian. The novel is loosely based on the author's own journey into rural China, which was inspired by a false diagnosis of lung cancer.

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama tv series which follows an underpaid, overqualified, and dispirited high-school chemistry teacher who is struggling with a recent diagnosis of stage-three lung cancer.
posted by neuron at 9:35 AM on January 1, 2023 [1 favorite]

Thank you so much for posting this.
posted by mochapickle at 11:31 AM on January 1, 2023 [1 favorite]

Dang! That YT link is geographically blocked for me, but the transcript link posted above by MMDP has 9x longer films & transcripts, presumably of the same people. It's a [UK} Open University project fronted by Sue Bourne. Thanks for posting. Thella.
posted by BobTheScientist at 12:11 AM on January 2, 2023 [1 favorite]

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