“After Life”- MPTV/MATC Student Operations Program

By | July 15, 2016

After Life is a half-hour documentary which chronicles the events that ensue when one meets an early and unfortunate demise. Learn the common misconceptions and what really happens when such unfortunate events take place. We interview a Milwaukee Police Department Sergeant, Medical Examiner, Forensic Investigator, Crime Scene Cleaners and Funeral Directors to understand in-depth what each one does and how they are all intertwined in completing this process. This show is intended for educational purposes which contains strong content, viewer discretion is advised.

Aired on Milwaukee Public Television, WMVT-36.1 on May 14, 2016. It was part of the Student Operations Day ’16 Lineup, where TV students at the Milwaukee Area Technical College take over MPTV36 and program it for a full day each year.

6 thoughts on ““After Life”- MPTV/MATC Student Operations Program

  1. Tim Morrissey

    Zarai – yikes! You tackled a pretty bizarre topic, but I watched the whole thing. I had no clue about some of this stuff. Sort of like real life meets “Six Feet Under”. Fine job of exposing the entire process. Excellent video. You presented it in an educational way, rather than sensationalizing it. Sad, tragic story. Good work!

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    1. Zarai Perez

      Hello Tim,
      Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I agree it’s kind of a taboo subject since most don’t want to deal with their own mortality, but I wanted to educate the public on the process that ensues when such unfortunate events take place. I actually did a poll with a few friends before embarking on this journey and there were so many misconceptions that I felt it right to find out what is truth vs public belief. It was a very fine balancing act to not exploit so I’m glad that message was conveyed. Thanks again for your words and support, I’m glad you were able to learn from it.

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  2. Michelle Vetterkind

    Zarai, I just watched the whole thing (I had only intended to watch the first few minutes, for now – and I literally could not stop). I thought it was presented tremendously well and I can’t believe how much I learned. I will never forget this story, as long as I live. Good work – you definitely made an impact!

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    1. Zarai Perez

      Hello Michelle,
      Thank you for your words of support! I’m very glad you enjoyed it and most importantly, that you learned from it. It brings me joy to know that my goal of educating the public was fulfilled. Thanks again

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  3. Dean Maytag

    Zarai, well done, sat down on Friday Night to watch a few minutes, like Michelle, watched the entire piece. Riveting, very well structured, the matter of fact tone was exactly right, but the sadness and empathy came thru. Really liked the piece. Great Job..

    Dean Maytag

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    1. Zarai Perez

      Hello Dean,
      Thank you! I’m glad that the empathy conveyed was able to shine through. I wanted to show that each professional in this video cares for their patients. Although this is not your “normal” everyday profession, it is just that, a profession. They too chose this as a career to help people in more ways than one. So cudos to them for doing the job so many find taboo. I’m glad you enjoyed the piece and was able to take away from it!

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