Knowing death : analysis and critique
Suarez, Terrance Michael
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Knowing Death is an essay film exploring thanatophobia or the fear of being dead. There are difficulties in creating a film (a visual medium) about an abstract subject such as death anxiety as there are no tangible actions to show. I surmounted this issue by using images and sound as metaphors meant to elicit specific emotional responses in the audience rather than literal representations of the subject. The emotional responses mirror my personal journey through the subject of death anxiety while the subject itself is discussed through interviews.
Knowing death is a film that is part of the student's thesis project.