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Reasons to Remember Death

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Published on Aug 8, 2016

It isn’t macabre or nihilistic to think of death. It’s the start of a proper, braver engagement with the possibilities of life. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://bit.ly/2aT3dh0

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"For centuries, artists produced ‘memento mori’, works of art that would remind their viewers of death and usually featured a skull or an hourglass.

The point of these works wasn’t to make people despair, but to help them use the thought of death to focus on the real priorities. Vivid reminders of mortality and the transient nature of life put our prosaic obsessions into question. When measured against the finality of death, the true insignificance of some of our worries is emphasised and we’re given an opportunity to feel a little braver about what we really want and feel...."

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Produced in collaboration with Lois de Silva
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