Death is impartial, either to the poor or to the bigwigs, it is inescapable. Although everyone rationally understands that Death will come visit sooner or later, it is challenging in real life to live with no regrets and to die in peace. The busy working Hong Kong people in particular, have their energy all drained just to cope with their lives, leaving them with no mental power to dwell on the issue of death. In the end, people are usually overwhelmed at Death’s door. Regardless of the hectic lives of Hong Kong people, Death is never considerate of our schedules; yet, Death is not always formidable as He has witnessed all separations in life and partings at death, which fill Him with compassion and solicitude. If you are brave enough to ask, He is more than willing to answer all your questions on death. He will tell you, “The greatest loss in life is not death, but to live a life of mere existence.”
The nine episodes of “Questioning the Death” seek to break the taboos surrounding death, and to explore the culture of death, life and death education, hospice care, bereavement support, the practitioners in the funeral trade, etc. in Hong Kong and other Chinese societies, thereby provoking people to ponder over death, so as to understand life through death.