Item 2023-013/005(04) - NHK Educational Programming: How to Face Death with Professor Alfons Deeken

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NHK Educational Programming: How to Face Death with Professor Alfons Deeken

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  • [ca. 1993] (Creation)

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1 videocassette

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Item includes one VHS cassette featuring Professor Alfons Deeken’s 9-part educational series “How to Face Death,” which was originally broadcast on Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 1993, and the CBC Radio-Canada documentary “Cine Club: Voyage a Tokyo,” which was likely also recorded in 1993. “How to Face Death” is separated into the following 9 parts: 1. Introduction (00:00:00 to 00:30:00), 2. Grief Work (00:30:00 to 00:37:25), 3. 12 Stages of Grief (00:38:00 to 01:06:00), 4. Fear of Death and Death in Art (01:08:00 to 01:37:00), 5. Hospice Care, 6 Stages of Grief and Life Review Therapy (01:38:00 to 02:07:00), 7. How Children Process Death (02:38:00 to 03:07:20); 8. Thnking about Your Mortality, Life Review Therapy and Preparing for Death (03:08:00 to 03:37:00) and 9. Hospice Care (03:38:00 to 04:07:00). “Cine Club: Voyage a Tokyo,” is documentary film analysis of the central themes used in the 1953 film Voyage a Tokyo (also known as Tokyo Story in English and Tokyo Monogatari in Japanese). It frames “Tokyo Story” as the seminal postwar depiction of Japanese family life already drastically different from the traditions and family structure of that of the first half of the 20th Century, and contrasts it with life in Tokyo during the 1980s and 1990s, with its many technological advances, Westernized lifestyles and social problems. Included in both the film and the documentary is a focus on the Japanese relationship with the dead.

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