“Does a man have to keep paying his debts even after he’s dead?” asks Stratton Eiseley as the bank comes to foreclose on the family ranch at his father’s funeral.
And so begins our film.
In modern Western society, the answer to this question, of course, is yes.
THE LAST BEYOND asks of our audiences, of all of us: We’ve elevated the value of money to our society. Is this the way we really want it to be? Should a man’s life be equated with money? Is money as important as life? Is it right to transfer a dead man’s debts to his family?
Drawing on American Indian beliefs, we challenge the notions we accept, and push ourselves to question what we truly believe. A fundamentally American film, THE LAST BEYOND also borrows from the ethos of Montana to help us define an alternative, a more balanced and naturally-inspired philosophy of life.
In modern America, with Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, and societal and economic unrest, the existential questions that we asked during the Great Depression, we ask again, as we search for balance, sanity and peace.
We want to hear from you! What do you think? Should a man have to keep paying his debts after he’s dead? There are no bad answers to this question, we’d just like to get a conversation started, so share your opinions freely, but please also play nice and respect others and their points of view.
~ Sara & Graham
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