LASTING IMAGES: alternatives to traditional burial


You know the saying “death and taxes….,” but tax time comes only once a year and death comes approximately ninety six times per minute. What will you do when your minute arrives? Enter Lasting Images, a feature documentary showing the lighter side of contemporary choices in human remains disposal, of which there are many: Traditional burial– still the first choice among Americans today, but Cremation is rapidly gaining. The growing alternative Green movement, put on the map by the popular HBO series six feet under (oh, and they got it all wrong!); and finally, human composting. You would have to have a sense of humor to make a machine that mulches a loved one.

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3 Thoughts on “LASTING IMAGES: alternatives to traditional burial

  1. ThomasFriese on June 26, 2012 at 9:31 am said:

    Eliminating pollutants is commendable!

    But “burial parks” with no signs of the dead do not integrate death but try to deny it by making it invisible. Enduring markers are symbols of hope and transcedence. We could create beautiful natural areas WITH attractive markers. Use boulders, not marble!

    Trees alone as markers will lead to charming but anonymous forests. An engraved boulder AND a tree!

    Finally, green burial does NOTHING new to assure grave perpetuity.

    Visit Perpetua’s Garden

  2. hammond512 on June 26, 2012 at 9:53 am said:

    That’s keeping it simple. Love it!

  3. morgandrim on June 26, 2012 at 9:57 am said:

    One of them fellas says, “There`s birth and there`s death, and there`s all this in between. Ha ! I think that sums stuff up quite neatly ! That`s what you call a philosopher !

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