Documentaries are a form of communicating information. A person will watch a documentary to learn something new, or to revisit some they already know.
This documentary is about the loss of a loved one to death and how the people in the film have handled that loss.
Several experts are on film explaining the process of grieving.
- Alan d. Wolfelt-Grief Conselor
- Diana Blaine-USC Associate Professor. Specializes in representations of death in American Culture.
- David Smith-Minister and therapist
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Pioneer of hospice care. Jubler-ross is an exciting addition to the film. She wrote what is the definitive book about death, “On Death and Dying.” Dr. Kubler Ross is the psychiatrist who came up with the five stages of grief.
- 1. Denial
- 2. Anger
- 3. Bargaining
- 4. Depression
- 5. Acceptance
Not necessarily in the order.
Her son, Ken Ross, is the founder and board member of the Elisabeth Hubler-Ross Foundation.
This film is not only filled with experts explaining their thoughts on death. There are also real people interviewed about their loss. Their story is told in words, photos and videos.
Reggie Moore-On the lose of his mother.
Mr Moore is an instructor of concealing at the Denver Seminary.
Reggie spoke of he he felt cold and reborn into a world without her.
Molly Jackson-On the loss of her daughter.
One day as Molly and her family, which consisted of Molly, Vic her husband and their toddler Lucy, were leaving church. Molly had given Lucy two apple slices, on for each hand. Lucy started choking on apiece of apple. Molly called for her husband. He raced her to the fire department, right next door. They were closed. Molly believed they were out grocery shopping. Vic and others tried to dislodge the apple pice to no avail. Finally, a flight for life helicopter arrived and took her to the hospital . Lucy remained in a coma for some time. After she passed her live and kidneys were donated to save another life. Molly is a regular blogger at hopesmilingbrightly.com.
Ben Harris-On the loss of his father and two brothers. Ben’s father died of a heart attack at age 49. He had two younger brothers. Christopher died of a prescription overdose at 21 years of age. His other brother, Michael committed suicide. Michael was a Marine who had returned from the Middle East. He committed suicide in the Barracks.
Jeff O’Neill-Loss of a daughter
Jeff and Shirley O’ Neill speaks about the sudden death her their daughter, Sarah. She was lying on the couch sick, watching old movies all day long. When she finally went upstairs to go to bed, the blood clot moved up into her lungs and shut down her whole system, causing her to collapse onto the ground.
Jon Skaggs-Loss of father and brother
Jon is the founder and CEO of s@ Artists, a music production and publishing company. People told him to ‘man up,’ that he had to take care of the family now. He was too young, 13, to process this notion. Later in the film Jon finds out his brother Todd was in the hospital and had coded a few times before the family was notified. Todd died of a drug overdose. He reveals that he felt his own spirit drifting away from his body in the wake of his brother’s death. Jon’s world can be found at http.///a2artists.com/.
Holly Welles-loss of sister.
Holly lost her sister, Chelsea Kiessling, in a fatal car accident in March of 2012. Holly recalls the moments in which she arrived at the hospital and her stepfather informed them that chelsea had passed. She collapsed to the ground and her brother reacted by becoming physically ill upon hearing the news. They were literally two minutes too late to say goodbye. Holly blogs at: htty://this is chelseakiessling.blogspot.com.
Director Andrew Morgan, was courageous enough to share the tragic loss of his father. The were riding bicycles, something Andy does to this day. Andy had been behind his father, but soon his father requested that he move ahead of him. Not long after, Andrew heard a huge crash. His father had been hit from behind by a car. He road with his father to the hospital where he later heard the horrible words “We did everything we could.”
It was from this experience that Andrew sat out on a quest to make this film.
When you are in the middle of such grief, there is really nothing anyone can do to make you feel any better. However, this film goes a long way to explain how death affects people from all walks of life. It is revealed that you can still live, you can still have a life.
Andrew and his crew did an excellent job of filming what had to be gut wrenching scenes of people talking about their loss.
Photos and videos are shown of each person’s loved ones, which is good for the film, but hurts all the more for the viewer.
“After The End: A Journey From Loss to Hope” hit the streets on DVD and hit the internet on VOD.
It is worth watching for the person who has lost a loved one, or the person who wants information that will help them when the time comes.
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