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Natalie Eskenazy is an end-of-life doula – a nonmedical professional who cares for the terminally ill as they approach death. In this short film from the Canadian director Robin McKenna, Eskenazy recounts how the death of her beloved sister Annie Eskenazy, who struggled with mental illness and sometimes went missing, led her to her work. Layering photos of the sisters with evocative illustrations and animations, McKenna’s film is a moving reflection on the meaning of being there for someone as they die.
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Ecology and environmental sciences
The ancient Hawaiian myth that sparked a modern ecological breakthrough
‘Dun dun dun duuun!’ Why Beethoven’s Fifth sticks in the head and stirs the heart
The irreverent duo who thumbed their noses at the Soviet Union and the US art world
Thinkers and theories
Henri Bergson on why the existence of things precedes their possibility
Ageing and death
Demystifying death – a palliative care specialist’s practical guide to life’s end
Future of technology
Is this the future of space travel? Take a luxury ‘cruise’ across the solar system
Why mathematical truths exist with or without minds to consider them
Stories and literature
A French Creole folktale nearly lost to time is given new, gorgeously animated life