The moment of death has been filmed by the director, Steven Eastwood, in his new documentary that shows hospice patients facing their last days.
The film, Island, follows patients with terminal illnesses for 12 months between 2015 and 2016 at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in Newport, on the Isle of Wight.
It features a seven-minute scene from the final moments of Alan Hardy, a retired manager of the North London bus depot.
The death, which is said to be very little dramatic and peaceful, has been questioned by his audience, who expected something more, according to The Guardian.
Eastwood said: "What's interesting is that there is no image. You can not see the dying. I think it's fascinating, because to talk about how the movie shows you the moment of death, I do not know when that moment is. I've seen it again and again.
As the time goes by, Eastwood can hear the camera gently snore after working 38 hours before.
A filmmaker has broken the final taboo in his latest documentary that presents a sequence of seven minutes of the death of a man
He added: "I could clearly see that his death had been very careful, sustained and painless, his death had been as good as the death you could ask for.
The camera continues to capture the moments after his death as the nurses tend to Alan's body and comb their hair.
Eastwood had just started volunteering at his local hospice in East London when he saw the gallery's call for the end of life issue.
He said: "I realized that there were not many films about the end of life, I just thought: how strange that there are very poor descriptions of something as natural as death, that is happening in every street. visual, there are so many representations of death beds, is not it interesting that it has fallen out of the space of art?
The documentary followed patients with terminal illnesses for 12 months between 2015 and 2016 at Earl Mountbatten Hospice in Newport, on the Isle of Wight.
In the weeks leading up to the Island massacre, Eastwood experienced two griefs from her children's grandmother and her closest son died, both died weeks later.
Hospice patients were interested in talking to Eastwood about the film, but he said he had trouble getting the nurses to appear in front of the camera.
He believes that hospices should be more visible in the community to eliminate the stigma surrounding terminal illness and death: to make death more familiar, less frightening.
People approached him after the screening of the film and said that it has made them less afraid of death.
Eastwood, who believes that hospices should be more visible, said people are less afraid of dying since they saw the movie