Always thoughtful, sometimes absurd, and completely amazing...”

-Film Threat

A breath of fresh air!  Quirky, informative and highly entertaining...”


        ...a fascinating documentary that is a window into how we relate to

our fellow humans as much as it is about the bonds we form

with the animals we welcome into our homes.”

-Cleveland Magazine

FUREVER is a feature documentary that explores the dimensions of grief people experience over the loss of a pet. It examines the sociological evolution of pets in the U.S. today, particularly their position in a family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry. With interviews from grieving pet owners, veterinarians, psychologists, sociologists, religious scholars, neuroscientists, and the many professionals who preserve a pet's body for their devastated clientele, or re-purpose a pet's cremains in unique ways (taxidermy, cloning, mummification, freeze-drying, and many more), FUREVER confronts contemporary trends, perspectives, and relevant cultural assumptions regarding attachment, religion, ritual, grief, and death, and studies the bonds that form between humans and animals, both psychological and physiological.

Director: Amy Finkel

Distributed by PBS International

Link to film website

FUREVER was listed as one of the top ten films of 2013 by K.j. Doughton at Film Threat.   Link to article

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