The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Beyond Death

What happens after we die? Do we go somewhere? Travel the world with actor Morgan Freeman as he explores the religious answer. By looking into what new and old religions, scientists and scholars, say of the afterlife, Freeman hopes to unravel the mystery.

To begin his long journey of understanding of what the afterlife might be, Freeman speaks to a man who died and came back to life and meets a physician who is convinced something survives our physical bodies after death. He studies history and unravels the story of how one man’s death granted humanity eternal life. Freeman also visits a monk who guides him through the Hindu belief in reincarnation.

The journey continues as he sits down with a scholar, who links ancient Aztec human sacrifices to the modern celebration of the Day of the Dead; drinks tea with egyptologist Salima Ikram, who uncovers the oldest known belief in life beyond death within thousands-year old pyramid tombs; and Martine Rothblatt, who has downloaded her wife’s memories and consciousness into a robot named BINA48 in pursuit of digital immortality. By joining all these fields of expertise together, Freeman hopes to show the story of God and the afterlife is out there for anyone to explore.

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Beyond Death
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  • Release date2016
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Lori McCreary, James Younger
  • Part of the seriesThe Story of God with Morgan Freeman
  • Production companyNational Geographic Channel