Patrick Shen

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Patrick Shen
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Born 1975
United States
Spouse(s) Karen Shen (2006-present)

Patrick Shen (born 1975) is an American writer and award-winning director and producer of Flight from Death,[1] a seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film.


Shen's first work on a documentary was with We Served with Pride: The Chinese American Experience in WWII, a film about the Chinese American involvement in World War II.[2][3]

In 2003, he released the critically acclaimed Flight From Death, a documentary about death anxiety, inspired by the works and writings of cultural anthropologist and social theorist Ernest Becker.[4]

Shen's latest work, The Philosopher Kings, is a documentary about the wisdom gained by janitorial workers in prestigious universities.[5]


  1. ^ Transcendental Media, Flight from Death Crew, retrieved 2007-10-06 
  2. ^ Over Under Magazine, Flight from Death: Interview with the Director Patrick Shen, retrieved 2007-10-06 
  3. ^ McLellan, Dennis (October 23, 2000). "Adding a Missing Piece to Mosaic of American History". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Campos, Eric, Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality, Film Threat, retrieved 2007-10-06 
  5. ^ "about the film". Retrieved 2009-05-06. 

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