As it is in Heaven: an interview with Dannion Brinkley [VHS]
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(Dec 19, 1999)
Filming this interview with Dannion Brinkley was to experience being in the prescence of love-and not some phony imitation of love either, but the real thing, which I felt as a combination of joy, humor, warmth, openness and the simple, straightforward truth about life and death.
For me, it provided an opportunity to ask of one who has died and returned, such questions as "what is it like over there?", "how does it feel to die?", "why is there suffering?" and "how can we live through these times that are so often frightening and unsettling?"
As it is in Heaven answers these questions and many more. Illustrated by images from our own lives-hospice patients we have cared for, beloved family members we hope to meet again when it comes our time to cross over, and places we have traveled-it is interwoven with the incredibly beautiful music of Andreas Vollenweider. We hope it brings you the peace, inspiration and love that it brought to us as we worked to produce it.
-Cindy Pickard, coproducer.
"an intriguing perspective from an interesting man" -- NAPRA Review
...a beautifully made film with emotion...Dannion as always, is engaging and wide-open with his humanity. I am sure this film will help many people who face death, whether it be their own or that of a loved one. -- Peter Shockey, producer of Life After Life
Top customer reviews
Dannion did generally outline and talk about his experiences but there was little visual imagery to back it up. I have seen several pieces on him that were done for TV that were better. Although the story of his life is fascinating, he is just sitting in a chair and telling about it. There are a few cut-aways to home movies of him growing up, etc but there is not much dept there. His abilities can amaze you when he is having a good reading with someone. This video did not show an example or delve into that very much. ...
If subject or content is serious, then be serious with the peripherals.
Dannion is too good a speaker with too powerful a message to settle for sloppy production.
Set and setting are unimportant. It is the content that makes this hour of viewing both delightful, informative, entertaining and enlightening.
Dannion Brinkley is always a pleasure. He is authentic, irreverent, humorous, kind and wonderfully vulnerable. He brings to the subject of life and death a great wisdom, and valuable knowledge.
As a health care professional, I have used this video countless times to alleviate the fear of those with terminal conditions, and it always has positive impact, and has given relief to many. Every time I watch it, I hear something that I missed, or understand something more deeply. It always moves me to laughter and tears.
Heartfelt thanks to Dannion for doing what he does with such love.
Don't miss this one. It's a gem!