“The question. How close are we to bringing her back?”
Netflix is about to premiere one of the most incredible documentaries on September 15 — Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice.
The true story is a moving account of one Thai Buddhist family’s decision to have their two-year-old daughter cryogenically frozen after she passed away from brain cancer.
Nicknamed “Einz” — the child from Bangkok became the youngest person in the world to undergo cryo-preservation.
After her death from brain cancer, her family stored her remains in an American lab with her head and brain now inside a tank in Arizona. The documentary follows the family who made this unorthodox decision.
“The girl’s father, a laser scientist, yearns to give Einz the opportunity to experience a rebirth inside a regenerated body. He instils this dream inside his son, a 15-year-old whiz kid named Matrix, who wants to be a part of reviving his little sister. But what the boy later discovers will rattle the family’s radical hope in science,” the official synopsis reads.
The award-winning documentary feature from Thailand was directed by journalist-filmmaker Pailin Wedel who called the film an “emotional journey”.
“It’s been an emotional journey to cover Einz’s family on their biggest decision and dedication for their daughter. Witnessing the pivotal moments that the family went through was a privilege and a mind-expanding experience. Their story has led me to ask fundamental questions about life, faith, and love. It has touched me in so many ways. I’m so thrilled to share this experience with worldwide viewers on Netflix,” Wedel said in a statement.
Einz passed away on January 8, 2015, and it is her parents’ hope that they can help families worldwide from saying goodbye to their own children.
A debate in itself, it is sure to make for some interesting viewing.
Stream Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice from September 15 on Netflix.