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Pursuit of an Afterlife

Arts Council is proud to serve as a fiscal agent for PURSUIT OF AN AFTERLIFE.

Pursuit of an Afterlife is a docuseries that explores the scientific research conducted on death phenomena. "Dying patients and their caregivers frequently experience that which is known as deathbed phenomena, that is, visions of past deceased relatives or friends, religious figures, and a visionary language pertaining to travel (Marzzarino-Willet, PubMed)." Death phenomena generally involve glimpses of an alternative reality that experiencers and researchers reference as being components of a potential afterlife. 

In this docuseries, death phenomena research will be melded with heartfelt, otherworldly stories shared by death phenomena experiencers around the world and across generations. 

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The interviews will be shot in 4K with four cameras used: a wide, two individual cameras and a floating "artistic" camera. The footage on the floating camera will be slowed to emphasize specific looks, profiles, expressions, and objects of importance. In combination with this interview footage, a sketch artist will depict visuals that capture the stories shared.'

The pilot episode will feature Dr. Raymond Moody. Dr. Moody is a philosopher, physician, psychiatrist and author that has been researching death phenomenon since the late 1960's. He coined the phrase near-death experience and the phrase shared-death experience. His book, Life after Life, has sold over 20 million copies. Dr. Moody will share what he has learned over five decades of death phenomena research. 

Support this project. 

-OR- Mail a check to Arts Council (251 N Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) with PURSUIT OF AN AFTERLIFE in the memo line. 

In 2021, Arts Council launched a new service to the community by serving as a fiscal agent for projects that fulfil our mission as the chief advocate of arts and culture in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. A fiscal agent is an established IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that agrees to accept donations on behalf of a group that does not have IRS tax exemption. By serving as a fiscal agent for various local projects, we are better able to support the arts and cultural community by accepting funds on our partner's behalf and granting them back to our partner organization. This gives donors a tax deduction for their gift and helps for us to better fulfil our mission at Arts Council. 

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