Life Before Death is a multi-award-winning documentary series that asks the fundamental question underpinning our mortality.
This beautifully filmed journey takes us to eleven countries as we follow the remarkable health professionals battling the sweeping epidemic of pain that threatens to condemn one in every ten of us to an agonising and shameful death. Through the eyes of patients and their families we discover the inherent humanity that empowers the best of us to care for those beyond cure.
This is an intimate, hopeful and life-affirming story of living well and dying better, advocating for making the most of every moment in our life before death.
The feature film, 55-minute documentary and forty short films contained in this special edition two-disc DVD box set are essential viewing for health professionals, educators, patient advocates and documentary lovers everywhere.
An undoubtedly impressive, professional and humanitarian film.
– Miri Ziv, Director General, Israel Cancer Association
It was incredibly powerful and we followed it with a very intense discussion. You've done an amazing job with the documentary and the entire LIFE Before Death initiative. Congratulations!!
– Jon Radulovic, Vice President, Communications, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Virginia, USA
Many thanks to your team for this eye catching yet educative film. Indeed this by far has been the best documentary that covers a wide range of life situations that palliative care providers offer and what experiences the staff and patients and family go through.
– Shem Mutala, Hospice Jinja, Uganda
I would like, on behalf of Cancer Support Network of Zambia, to express our profound gratitude to Moonshine Movies, UICC and Us Too International for providing materials that made our World Cancer Day such an enriching experience for many many people in Kitwe, Zambia ... The discussion on pain management by the students was thought provoking and highlighted a lot of issues concerning gaps in nursing care concerning pain management. We are planning to contact the School of Nursing Authority so we can screen it to all students as well as nurses on the service side. Well, it was indeed an enriching experience for all of us, survivor and co-survivors alike.
– Justina Simpungwe, National Director, Cancer Support Network of Zambia
Thought you would want to add this to our feedback from World Cancer Day. This was the most unexpected outcome but a necessary one. Kitwe Central Hospital serves a population of 2 Million people on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia but has no specialized facility for cancer treatment. A tumor center added to that hospital will save a lot of lives. Once again, thank you for providing the movie – it has helped to influence the Hospital Administration to start this very important project.
– Doreen Mwenya-Grant, Chairperson, Cancer Support Network of Zambia
We had the screening on the 2nd February, the Argentinean National Cancer Institute, the Argentinean PC Association, and our Program. It was an excellent experience. Everyone liked the film, it had an enormous impact, and the debate that was generated afterwards was very interesting and productive. The National Cancer Institute wants to organize more screenings in different cities, provinces of Argentina during 2012, they already are organizing 5 more screenings, and are doing an annual schedule for it. It is in their agenda.
– Dr Sophia Bunge, Palliative Care Doctor, Argentina
It was a great event – quite inspiring and reinforced my sense that this is a path we should continue to pursue – education, research and policy/advocacy.
– Aviva Must PhD, Dean for Public Health & Professional Degree Programs at Tufts University School of Medicine, B