In Past Tense

Documentary Short Film

There is no life without death; it is an undeniable part of life, the only thing we can be sure will happen to us all. So why are we so afraid of it? Why is death such a heavy subject for most of us?

In this short documentary, two people recall the death of a loved-one. Through their grieving, the two have come to very different conclusions. Is death something to be feared, or something to be celebrated?

Watch the Film

Listen to the stories of Anna and Jeroen as they recall the death of a loved one, and share with us the process of grieve that followed.

Voltooid Verleden Tijd


Like all of us, the people portrayed in this film face the daily questions of life and death. If you would like to deepen your understanding of death and what it means to your life, feel free to refer to this list.