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We Will Live Again (2012)

We Will Live Again (2012) – Documentary about Post-Cryonics Life After Death

We Will Live Again (2012) is a look at the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. The film follows Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of this ‘mom and pop style’ warehouse, as they maintain the 99 deceased human bodies stored at below freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. The Institute and the Cryonics Movement were founded by Robert Ettinger, who in his nineties has long retired from running the faculty, but still lives nearby, self-publishing books on cryonics, awaiting the end of this life and eagerly anticipating his next.

Cryonics is a technique intended to hopefully save lives and greatly extend lifespan. It involves cooling legally-dead people to liquid nitrogen temperature where physical decay essentially stops, in the hope that future technologically advanced scientific procedures will someday be able to revive them and restore them to youth and good health. A person held in such a state is said to be a “cryopreserved patient”, because we do not regard the cryopreserved person as being inevitably “dead”. Koury and Kane shot nearly thirty hours of footage in the Cryonics Institute, choosing best twelve absorbing minutes for this thought-provoking short.

Directed by Myles Kane, Josh Koury

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