Caught on film - The Last Breath

April 29, 2011 4:53am CST
I've read that BBC is capturing the last breath of a 80+ year old man suffering from cancer on film as part of a documentary on "The Human Body" - From Conception to the Last Breath. The programme is scheduled to be shown soon. My initial thought was that it was distasteful as I believe that moment was a definitely private moment for the patient and his family or his pastor/religious guide. Yet I did think that it might be an opportunity of education for those who are interested. What do you think or feel about this, capturing actual death on camera.
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@polaris77 (2030)
• Bacau, Romania
29 Apr 11
If the person agreed to do that I don't see any problem,although I,m not very curious to watch that documentary,but there are people who work in medicine for whom it is definitely educational and I guess the person thought that his agreement to be shown on his last moments would help those interested in the mysteries of the human body.
• United States
29 Apr 11
I believe the reason behind it was to allow others to be more informed so I don't see anything wrong with it because I am sure permission and consents were applied. Any one who does not want to watch this really does not have to, but for those like me it would be interesting, simply because it is part of life.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
29 Apr 11
if i were to die that way as well, i want it documented also. i find it very cool, im sure there's so much emotion in the film. and there will be many lessons to be learned. hope i can download this and have it on my ipod.