April 2024

French filmmaker Anthony Chene is working on a comprehensive documentary about Near-Death Experiences (NDEs). A trailer was recently released.

Renaissance is a two-hour film featuring in-depth interviews with three guests who have had profound NDEs, as well as three of the most prominent experts: topic pioneer Raymond Moody, clinical researcher Pim van Lommel, and Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon who has had a spectacular NDE of his own.

Chene seeks answers to fundamental questions like why most people who experience NDEs feel they can’t talk about it with others, how to know that NDEs are not just hallucinations, and in what way NDEs change those who experience them.

“Death is like birth, it’s a change in the state of consciousness”, says Dr Pim van Lommel in the film.

Dr Eben Alexander notes, “You remember those events for decades. They’re so ultra-real”.

Chene has been making videos about people who have had extraordinary spiritual experiences for about a decade, first only in French, but the last few years also in English. His films have been featured on Gaia TV.

The documentary film is anticipated to be finished in May.

Anders Bolling

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