HBO released this trailer for their new doc Alternative Endings. It looks at 6 individual people and stories and finds out how the ideas around death are changing in the US.
Funerals are almost always seen as a sad occasion. No one is laughing at a funeral and it’s often considered crass to make light of somebody passing away. But in this doc, we meet people who want to change the way that we think about death. We meet people who’ve embraced the fact that they’re going to leave this life and want to have a funeral like no other. They don’t want to go out crying, they want to go out laughing.
The series will look at the ideas that we have around death and whether they’re still up to date. In a world where we’re moving further away from old christian ideas of marriage, family and lifestyle, why can’t the way we mourn be a part of that change too? It’s a really brave and interesting documentary idea from HBO about a topic that’s often taboo for a lot of people to talk about. The series look like it’s going to be really interesting and we can’t wait to see it when it comes out.
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