we have decided not to die is a stunning short film. i have been on the lookout for it for a while since being tipped off about it by andrew pickering. anyway to my delight when i got the latest onedotzero dvd (which are always wonderful) i discovered that the film is on it. it's produced by dan askill who made the unkle reign video which i blogged about as a worship trick not long ago. if you want to see a preview of we have decided not to die look under films on the collider web site.
[update: josh has left a comment saying that you can see the whole thing at zed - type we have decided not to die in the search and you'll find it - thanks josh. i have added this in because i know not everyone follows the comments.]
the film is about 11 minutes long and follows three rituals - birth, between, and rebirth. the first is a woman breaking through the surface of a swimming pool (very bill viola like), the second is a man in the wilderness between two cars about to collide, the third is a man running through a window of a high rise office. these three themes pretty much summarise the process we have been going through in grace - currently we are still in the 'between' or liminal place.
it is a stunning film and has received a lot of critical acclaim. in terms of how you use it, just show it - it raises so many thoughts and questions (at least it did for me).
this is an image from the third ritual...